Root Bridge

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About Root Bridge:

  • Meghalaya’s double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold.
  • The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been intermingled to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time.
  • Khasi people have been trained to grow these bridges across the raised banks of streams to form a solid bridge, made from roots.
  • The living bridges are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree, which produces a series of secondary roots that are perched atop huge boulders along the streams or the riverbanks to form bridges.
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