Centuries-old bridges, grown from tangled roots
May 31, 2015 1:23 PM   Subscribe

The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji In the depths of northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges aren't built — they're grown. posted by Michele in California (6 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
The photos look like movie sets for the next version of the Hobbit.
posted by Dip Flash at 1:42 PM on May 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

I just discovered Atlas Obscura the other day. It's worth looking up your state. You probably live near a few weird, interesting places you never knew about.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:06 PM on May 31, 2015 [4 favorites]

This is wonderful. Thanks for filling my Sunday afternoon with a fascinating topic to research.
posted by pipoquinha at 2:06 PM on May 31, 2015

That's a nice gallery but unfortunately I only get a few seconds to look at it before a pop-up ad covers the entire page with its "close" button unscrollably past the edge of my screen.

Wikipedia: Living root bridges, Wikimedia Commons: Shaped trees gallery
posted by XMLicious at 2:40 PM on May 31, 2015

I love the words "Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge". Just try saying it aloud.
posted by misterbee at 9:05 PM on May 31, 2015

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