Greater City Providence

Living Bridges

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Photo from Atlas Obscura

In the depths of northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges aren’t built – they’re grown.

In the southern Khasi and Jaintia hills of northeastern India, bridges are grown from rubber tree plant roots. The bridges take 10 to 15 years to go and some of them are said to be over 500 years old.

Perhaps RIDOT should take a look at these, the Barrington bridges have been under construction for 10 to 15 years haven’t they?

More photos and information at Atlas Obscura.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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