The living root bridges in Cherrapunji, India are proof that sometimes the best eco designs are centuries old. Indeed, it's thought that some of these living bridges, which are made from the Ficus elastica tree, are well over 500 years old.
Cherrapunji, India is noted for its insanely wet atmosphere, and long ago the War-Khasis tribe in Meghalaya used the secondary roots of the Ficus elastica tree to make these living root bridges. Check out the beauty of age-old eco design in the gallery and video above.
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Cherrapunji's Root Passageways Prove Eco Design Isn't New
Published: Aug 9, 2009 • References: rootbridges.blogspot