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Wu Ting
How would you interpret “swinging bridges” here? I opened the Roadster full throttle on the parkway, letting the curves pull us, feeling their outbound gravity. The world blurred, the April trees lit up with pale green flames, scenes flashed by, falling water, swinging bridges strung across rocky ravines. How would you interpret “swinging bridges” in the context? I guess it doesn’t mean swing bridges, but suspension bridges which were swinging, right? What do you think? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jun 13, 2015 12:58 AM
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This could be, as you say, suspension bridges. But swinging bridges suggests rope bridges to me, or some other insubstantial type of bridge. Like this https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=rope+bridge&view=detailv2&&qpvt=rope+bridge&id=0C8695EFCA14B4D1F784FAD75E93B3F5BE8E661A&selectedIndex=3&ccid=zpzt957Q&simid=608055069208283738&thid=JN.0u0zg046QDGFHZv5h3k99Q&ajaxhist=0
June 13, 2015
Right. I think it means a bridge that is so flimsy that you can feel it moving under you as you drive across it.
June 13, 2015
oh...I feel this good clip
June 13, 2015
Wu Ting
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