Crossing a River in the Air – level 3
Ukrainian 78-year-old Khrystyna Rosokha lives in a small village where a river blocks access to the shops. She has to take a several-kilometre detour, or she can use a flying trough.
Fifty years ago, the woman’s husband invented the trough.
On the trough, it takes five minutes to cross the river versus walking for 30 minutes. The woman says that she used to not be afraid of the river, but she is now as the river’s depth is 4 to 5 metres. She added that if she fell before, she would be injured, but she knew that she could get to the riverbank. She worries that she would not be strong enough now.
The local authorities plan to build a bridge near her home.
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