a music band marched across the bridge


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This text is quoted from an ielts reading test:

"The bridge opened on 10 June 2000. For the opening ceremony, a crowd of over 1000 people had assembled on the south half of the bridge with a band in front. When they started to walk across with the band playing, there was immediately an unexpectedly pronounced lateral movement of the bridge deck. This movement became sufficiently large for people to stop walking to retain their balance and sometimes to hold onto the hand rails for support."

From the context, can I infer that on the day when the bridge opened to the public a music band marched across the bridge? If not, why?

The key given is NO but I cannot understand. Could you shed a light on it?

Thank you very much for your help.
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