National Geographic : 1936 Jan
"EVERY FOUR OR FIVE SUMMERS SOME HORSEMAN IS CARRIED TO HIS DEATH WHEN THE BRIDGE ROTS OUT" Then the structure is rebuilt (see text, page 46). Getting across unbridged rivers in Asia is always an exciting, and sometimes adangerous, ordeal. Loads are often lost or spoiled by wetting, and frequently pack animals are swept away and drowned. Ferries are few and farbetween. The currents inmountain streams, such as the Tekes, are so swift that the ferryboats are carried far downstream, and it takes hours to drag them back. Years agoMoslems built this crude cantilever bridge to gain merit in their afterlife.