These Bridges In The World’s Wettest Locale Aren’t Built – They’re Grown


Cherrapunji located in northern India, receiving an annual rainfall of 463.7 inches. By measuring, the U.S. receives only 28. This means that there are a ton of fast-flowing, quickly flooded rivers and streams in the area, and lots of people missing to get from Point A to Point B. But when you live in a climate with this high humidity, a building can be tricky. Wooden houses will naturally rot after a short time.

So the people who live came up with a genius answer to their problem, thanks to a tree called the Ficus elastica, which grows a trivial root system above ground.