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The amazing Indonesian root tree bridge

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:42 PM

Weaved out of living tree roots, this rickety bridge set just a few feet above a treacherously fast-flowing river looks like it could be from a scene in an Indiana Jones film.

But this unique living tree root bridge called 'Jembatan Akar' is actually a vital link to connect the residents of two tiny villages in Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

The bridge was created by weaving a combination of roots into two Kubang trees placed on either side of the Bayang River that gradually grew strong enough over the course of 26 years for the residents of of Pulut-pulut and Lubuak Glare to use it as a crossing.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

That is really cool.

I doubt many people live a peaceful enough life these days to wait 26 years for a bridge.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:59 AM

That is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:52 AM

I like it!

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