foot·​bridge ˈfu̇t-ˌbrij How to pronounce footbridge (audio)
: a bridge for pedestrians

Examples of footbridge in a Sentence

We built a wooden footbridge over the creek.
Recent Examples on the Web The plan is to not allow visitors north of the Big Sable River and close the dam, footbridge and highway bridge. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2024 The sign is attached to an iron footbridge that is anchored by Pabst’s former malt house, now The Malt House apartments, and the old brew house, now the Brewhouse Inn & Suites. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2024 Peer down To enter the home through the front door, there’s a short footbridge to cross. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 28 May 2024 Experience lush forests, meadows, and picturesque footbridges across the Merced River. Carrie Dennis, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for footbridge 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of footbridge was in the 15th century

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“Footbridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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foot·​bridge -ˌbrij How to pronounce footbridge (audio)
: a bridge for pedestrians

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