National Geographic : 1940 Nov
Like a Silver Eel, the Salween River Twists Down the Hill-locked Valley Far below, the new suspension bridge (page 642) is barely discernible. Legend tells that a Salween demon wraps itself about luckless swimmers. Inoldcaravan days, men and mules descending from the cold heights to the hot valley plunged into the icy waters. Often theywere seized with cramps and drowned.