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VIETNAM 2013 #104

My last upload showed you some examples of narrow bridges and I told you I would show you some “extreme bridge”. Here it is: a “monkey bridge”.
One of the most amazing sights in the Mekong Delta is a person making their way across a “monkey bridge” (cau khi).

It’s a simple footbridge built of uneven logs with only a simple bamboo railing. The bridge is suspended more than 2m above the waterway and connects the hamlet to the main road.

When you first see a structure like this, you wonder why there is a scaffolding in the water. You realise it’s a bridge when someone walks across it.

There is a governmental programme to replace those bridges with safer ones but the Mekong region will lose something of its traditional landscape in the future. However, with thousands of bridges to dismantle and replace, I’m quite certain that there will always be some left to be discovered.

This will be my last upload for a little while and the series Vietnam 2013 will resume.

Tags: Waterway Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel CA MAU PROVINCE MONKEY BRIDGE

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debu 9 India
8 Sep 2013 9:06AM
Always a beautiful capture,lovely!

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tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2013 9:19AM
You just wouldn't dare!

Or would you?Wink

9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2013 9:23AM
Brunnel would never have agreed to this....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
7 420 6 Australia
8 Sep 2013 11:02AM
Great information and that bridge is only for the sure footed
Ayoob 8 Australia
8 Sep 2013 1:39PM
Great set of images....GrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
8 Sep 2013 2:57PM
Lovely shots Jean-Noel. Be sure that if its a government prog. to make the changes they will ruin it.!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
9 Sep 2013 9:39PM
Goodness, don't think I'd be up for crossing that!
jdinne 16 16 England
11 Sep 2013 11:59AM
Wonderful set, dont think I would be smiling having to cross that bridge.

tonyng 9 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:58PM
Nice set. Would love to see v3 with a tighter crop on the smiling face. SmileSmile
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
23 Sep 2013 2:54PM
It looks very perilous to cross, a very fine set Jean Noel
23 Sep 2013 10:28PM
Excellent and interesting captures ! (wonder what our health and safety guys here would make of this ????)

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