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    there it lay ...

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    There was a heavy downpour. A woman was walking toward the bride.

    The road was under water, brown, muddy and swirling; there it lay, an encroachment of the river upon the dry land, with the high-pitched bridge rearing up out of the water like an island.

    I don't understand this part. To what refers the part "there it lay"? To the road or to the bridge?

    What does this sentence say in short?

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    Re: there it lay ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    There was a heavy downpour. A woman was walking toward the bride.

    The road was under water, brown, muddy and swirling; there it lay, an encroachment of the river upon the dry land, with the high-pitched bridge rearing up out of the water like an island.

    I don't understand this part. To what refers the part "there it lay"? To the road or to the bridge?

    What does this sentence say in short?
    It is saying that water was lying on the road and the bridge appeared to rise out of it like an island.

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