A town in India has bridges completely made out of trees

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Cherrapunji in northeast India is known as one of the wettest places in the world, and it has had an effect on the area's scenery.

Villagers cross rivers not on man-made bridges, but on ones made by trees.

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A long time ago, the War-Khasis clan noticed that the vines and roots of the Ficus Elastica Tree were growing across rivers.

So they started coaxing them to develop into living bridges, and they continue to grow today. The oldest one is thought to be over 500 years old.



The tree bridges take about 10 to 15 years to fully grow, and because these are made out of living trees, they are constantly growing and becoming stronger.

Some of them even reach over 100 feet long.

Villagers have turned down bridges made out of stone and steel for years in favor of the living architecture.

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