Growth is so rapid in the area that there isn't time or resources to bury pipes under every stream and canal along their path. Moving water, fuel, gas, and in some cases heat to newly developed areas is a daunting task. The word anachronism comes up at every turn as the newest revolution hits the countryside. I am sure that this woman would rather be driving a motorcycle to market, but at the same time she would prefer to see the traditional garden footbridge 人行桥 without the bundle of pipes in her view.

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