bridges built of tree roots

Do you know where the most sustainable foot bridges are? No, not in Germany, Costa Rica or the Nordic states, which are the greenest countries according to the GGEI (Global Green Economy Index) 2014, but in the Meghalaya state of northeastern India. We’ll tell you why.

These suspension bridges are built with a form of tree shaping, and have a lifespan of 500-600 years.

The handmade footways are made from the roots of Ficus elastica trees, grown through betel tree trunks. …

The Khasis still grow new bridges, so when the old ones are vanishing, there will be another spectacular and vivacious footways to get across in the next centuries.

The Place Where Bridges Are Grown Instead of Built

organic footbridge

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