NONGTHYMMAI 3

14 Nongthymmai Bridge

RIVER/STREAM: SIMTUNG
LENGTH: 36.1 m
WIDTH AT CP: 1.4 m
HEIGHT AT CP: 9.3 m
GPS: N25.24915 E91.67992
ALTITUDE: 410 m
SR: 8
NOTES: This is an unusually long, very well-maintained living root bridge.  The primary span of the bridge is both preceded and followed by living ramp structures. As Nongthymmai village generates a significant amount of revenue from tourists visiting this structure, there is an unusually strong incentive to maintain the bridge. It therefore shows a very high degree of community attention. Comparisons of photos taken from 2011 to 2016 show a high degree of development. Several new railings have been created. The methods of creating new railings have used a mixture of traditional methods, along with steel-wires.  The roots are still somewhat thin, making flood damage as possibility, while unscrupulous tourists could also pose a threat.
NOTE: PLEASE GO TO ANALYTICS AND ANALYSIS (APRIL 2017 DRAFT) FOR METHODOLOGIES. LR PROJECT DESIGNATION DOES NOT REFLECT LOCAL NAME.

These photos show roughly the same view of Nongthymmai 3, taken four years apart. The left-hand photo shows the bridge in the late monsoon season of 2012. The photo on the right shows the bridge in 2016.  Note the development of a new railing to the right of the right-hand photo.

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