Jampedia Entry # 4


In the early days of the Roman Empire, instead of using bridges to allow safe passage across rivers, existing bridges were flipped over using slaves. This was to prohibit unwanted marauders crossing rivers. The slaves would use giant spatulas to flip the bridges, and much skill was needed so that they would not crumble in the air as they turned. The flipped bridges were known as pridges, because the b in bridge was flipped to a p, much as the bridge was.


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