I found the photo of this bridge over the river Serayu near Wonosobo at central Java in the Royal Institute for the Tropics in Amsterdam. The photo saved from the archives as glasplate negative dates from 1925. To give us an idea of the proportions of this bamboo bridge the photographer asked somebody to stand in the middle . The Serayu is a powerful river. Now it looks peaceful but in the monsoon season the water washes up to the top of the stones that reinforce the bank on the other side. Once in the 5 years it rise even higher and take the whole bridge with it. I was just struck by the construction which look like a modern cable bridge.
One for sunday bridges.