I was bored of the "as usual" way, passing my days sitting around and eating and sleeping. So, me and my friends thought of doing something out of normal, setting out for a small travel plan. We planned to go the the HANGING BRIDGE, to the east of my hostel block, over the mighty Doimukh river. Have heard about the bridge but,we were not aware of how it was.

Being engineering students we are far more than punctual......Yeah !! That was an irony. We started at 6 a.m., one hour late than what was planned. We five Rmen, Me, ISPtam, Rishi (with the camera) best friends for years with a sony cybershot 7.2 megapixel, set out for the quest. Well, when we get there it was well and good, the bridge was long, hovering a little with the wind, but, great.

We stepped upon it one by one, me at the last at first. Upto the middle of the bridge, it was quite good. The view of the river from above there, the fog at the far distance seemed to meet the river water at the mountian base. The view was truly rare because it was summer time, no time for the fog. We were lucky. Now, things changed with one more step ahead to where we were standing. Ahead there, there were whole lot of missing planks and the steel fibres supporting by the side was in a very bad condition. Through the missing planks we saw the violent river water passing at  speed of around 40 m/s and it was good enough to make one drifted away with it very easily. Frankly my heart was beating faster and so do my friends. But, we don't want to go back also as we would feel that we were not brave enough. We took up the challenge. We manage to cross it, taking support from the steel fibres hanging by the side, sometimes crawling, sometimes sitting . At last we succeed.

Rmen, trying to cross

See the condition

The Daredevils

There, in the middle I remembered a physical law by Newton, the theory of relativity. When I looked down the missing planks I saw the river water gushing by. But, to the difference, the bridge seemed to be moving and not the water. My eyes perceived that the river water was the reference and the bridge on where I was standing was moving. Now, that had added to our difficulty so much that I wasn't even aware of my ciggarette slipping away from my lips. After getting safely to the other side, the thought of getting back from here to that other side struck our mind.


It was a good experience and we had lots of FUN, but, we will never try it again, atleast not this one. Here is some good CliCKs we have taken


October 6, 2008 at 3:57 AM keijel said...

pritam what happen.....standing so isolated far from the rest!!!!

October 6, 2008 at 4:01 AM keijel said...

romen!!!! u trying to cross the bridge??? my friend says "i think his one leg slipped but acting as if trying to cross the bridge...heeheehee..."

October 6, 2008 at 4:02 AM keijel said...

pritam!!!scared of crossing the bridge???

October 6, 2008 at 4:05 AM keijel said...

IS where's ur breadbasket i can't see it.brother it well.......