Using Nature to Create Infrastructure

 

Photo Courtesy of प्रतीक

What if you could create infrastructure from living nature?  It would be the ultimate in sustainable engineering.  Well that’s exactly what the people of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India have been doing for over 500 years.  In order to traverse the region, one must contend with several rivers and streams.  The locals discovered a way to use living rubber tree roots to build beautiful working bridges.  Click on the link to Architizer to read the full story and see more pictures.


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