Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mongolia bridge fallin' down.

f London bridge is fallin' down, then this wooden bridge that we came across on our way to Jargalant is on it's last stud :-)

In all my life, I have never seen a more crooked bridge. In fact, the bridge was so *crookedy* that we could not cross in the SUVs. We actually had to get down and walk across. The wooden planks that formed the *road* were all uneven. I had to be mindful of where I put my feet so as to not trip up. As I walked the bridge, I was wondering if it would even hold up the SUVs. One by one, the SUVs passed us; each one travelling over the bridge one at a time.

The last stretch of the bridge was straight but the sight of the blue khadags tied to the side rails made me still wonder about the stability of the bridge. Luckily, by the time we reached the khadags, we had pretty much crossed the bridge. Whew! :-)

Earlier in the week, we had encountered a small version of this bridge....just as crookedy. If you look at it from the side, you have wonder about Mongolian civil engineering :-)