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The amazing Indonesian root tree bridge

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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.

http://www.dailymail...beneath-it.html

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

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I like it!

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