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Villagers in the Philippines Build a Gorgeous New Bridge from Bamboo
Posted By Ana Lisa On February 4, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,Botanical,DIY,Green Materials,Recycling / Compost,social design | No Comments
To build the Matina River’s footbridge the volunteers selected Dendrocalamus asper  bamboo, which grows around the city’s outskirts. After bringing the fast-growing canes on site, they treated the material to create a long-lasting structure. Led by traditional Indonesian bamboo  carpenters, the construction of the bridge  provided local people with new skills and a bigger sense of community.
To make it even stronger and long-lasting, the main joints were held with bolts and cement was poured inside the canes. To make it stable and grounded, reinforced concrete made a good base on each side. The Bamboo Bridge  (Tulay na Kawayan) Matina River  is not only a beautiful structure for crossing from one side to the other, it is a beautiful example of what cooperation and a bit of craftsmanship can achieve in a month.
+ Bamboo Bridge 
Photo © Andrea Fitrianto
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URLs in this post:
 Davao: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davao_City
 bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/bamboo-wing-is-a-sculptural-vietnamese-restaurant-immersed-in-water/
 Dendrocalamus asper: http://www.guaduabamboo.com/dendrocalamus-asper.html
 bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/ozon-cyclery-builds-bamboo-bikes-for-berlins-carbon-conscious-commuters/
 bridge: http://inhabitat.com/econtainer-recycled-shipping-container-bridge-to-provide-gateway-to-tel-avivs-arial-sharon-national-park/
 Bridge: http://inhabitat.com/inca-bridge-a-golden-mineral-arch-forms-a-natural-bridge-at-the-foot-of-mount-aconcagua/
 Matina River: http://www.world-geographics.com/asia/philippines/davao-3136/1700301-matina-river.html
 + Bamboo Bridge: http://tulaykawayan.blogspot.com.ar/
 Via Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2013/01/12/puente-peatonal-de-bambu-es-construido-por-la-comunidad-de-davao-filipinas/
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