MAWLAM 3

IMG_1966

RIVER/STREAM: WAH MYNSAW
LENGTH: UPPER/LOWER 13 m/12.5 m
WIDTH AT CP: UPPER/LOWER 1 m/ .8 m
HEIGHT AT CP: UPPER/LOWER 8.8 m/ 3.5 m
GPS: N25.26270 E91.84249
ALTITUDE: 458 m
SR: 4
NOTES: Noteworthy for being a twin span “Double Decker” root bridge. The lower span is totally abandoned and only barely crossable. Aerial roots from the upper span have anchored themselves to the middle of the lower span. There is some indication of recent maintenance on the upper span. The bridge originally serviced a trail that led across another gap (just to the right of the view in the photo), via a different root bridge. However, that root bridge and much of the trail were destroyed in a landslide, so now the surviving root bridge no longer services a functional path, and is only occasionally used in heavy rains. The bridge is said to have been created and maintained by a man who lived in a house in the jungle in the near vicinity, who is now deceased. The bridge was probably meant to provide a route to the village of Pyrnai. The lower span, being more susceptible to flash flooding and less well maintained, will probably disappear long before the upper span.
NOTE: PLEASE GO TO ANALYTICS AND ANALYSIS (APRIL 2017 DRAFT) FOR METHODOLOGIES. LR PROJECT DESIGNATION DOES NOT REFLECT LOCAL NAME.

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