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Living tree bridges and other breathtaking scenery at the rainiest place on Earth

Arching concrete bridge designed for a winding mountain road between two Alpine towns.

Marte.Marte Architects' Schaufelschlucht Bridge spans an Alpine gorge

This arching concrete bridge is the second of three structures designed by Marte.Marte Architects for a winding mountain road between two Alpine towns.

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How Bridges Work A living root bridge crosses a creek in Meghalaya, India.

Meghalaya Living tree bridge

The Wettest Place on Earth. In the relentless damp, wooden structures rot away too quickly. For centuries, the Khasi people have instead used the trainable roots of rubber trees to "grow" bridges over the region's rivers.

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In the wettest place on Earth, bridges made of wood and metal simply rust and fall apart. So to get around, the locals came up with an alternative: build bridges out of living trees.

Edisto road going nowhere in particular.

Trees covered with spanish moss line the streets, creating a dark, shadowy tunnel for those traveling by car in South Carolina. (Such roads lead to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, etc.) These roads felt like home the first time I saw them.

Down by the water the riverbed Somebody calls you somebody says Swim with the current and float away ..

Mirror reflection on the High Divide of Olympic National Park in Washington (Jayson McIvor)

Cool tree at Balarny Castle by Shaleesa, via Flickr

bluepueblo: Ancient Yew Tree, Blarney Castle, Ireland photo via kimberly Hey—I’ve been there! And that tree is even more mega awesome in person. I want to transplant it to my backyard.

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