Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Generic Question Regarding Something I Read in Best Served Cold (No Spoilers)

While I was reading Joe Abercrombie's brilliant Best Served Cold, I came across the following section:
The Army of Grand Duke Rogont marched across it [the great bridge or Puranti] in good order, six men abreast. The regular tramp, tramp of their boots was like a mighty heartbeat...

This raised a question mark in my mind. I'm not sure where I got this from but as far as I know, armies don't cross bridges in an orderly fashion to prevent any damage caused by rhythmic tapping. Maybe someone with some general military knowledge can comment on this.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a myth. I read somewhere that there had been broken bridges in the past but most of the modern constructions would support this without a problem.