National Geographic : 1948 Aug
Simplest of All Is the Single-rope Bridge Nungs dwelling near the source of the Irrawaddy in northernmost Burma cross the Tamai on a sloping cable composed of two or three strands of cane. For a car to support the passenger a wooden hoop is used. Ropes must be renewed three times a year where animals are taken across on slings. raul ropper iron uuropeau If the Cable Stretches Too Much, the Traveler IsDunked This Nung tribesman is reasonably safe from awetting, however, for heis 40 feet above the stream and rocks. Aslender hoop, which slides on the cane ropes, supports his weight ashepropels himself with hands and feet. Often the cable is greased to make thehoop slide easily.