foot·​bridge | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌbrij How to pronounce footbridge (audio) \

Definition of footbridge

: a bridge for pedestrians

Examples of footbridge in a Sentence

We built a wooden footbridge over the creek.

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The two sculptures, made from fiberglass, bronze and steel, stand on the pedestrian footbridge over Interstate 80 near Aquatic Park in West Berkeley. Sarah Ravani,, "Weather-beaten Berkeley sculptures wear out their welcome; supporters call for saving them," 20 Aug. 2019 Those arriving earlier can use the footbridges over Storrow Drive at Dartmouth and Fairfield streets. Jeremy C. Fox,, "State Police outline security plan for the Fourth on the Esplanade," 1 July 2019 Attendees walked past vintage stone lanterns, lotus blossoms and perfectly manicured contemplation gardens and across wooden footbridges, all part of a long-running and recently completed $6.5-million renovation. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, "Lotusland gala raises $500,000 in high style," 29 July 2019 Gibson made use of many Allston locales, from the Black Lodge music club to the footbridge over the Massachusetts Turnpike. Loren King,, "Scene Here: Woods Hole screenings, a lunar landing," 18 July 2019 Trail 3, a rugged 2-mile hike, with rock cliff and forest views begins with a very steep road that leads to a footbridge to Rose Island. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Take a break from the city with these 5 hiking spots within 50 miles of Louisville," 8 July 2019 Things to do: Take a stroll on the 236-foot-span Quince Street wood footbridge, first built in 1905, which overlooks Maple Canyon and the bay and ocean beyond. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bankers Hill: Historic and modern meet in affluent community, complete with footbridges," 28 June 2019 Cross the short footbridge, walking from one continent to another. National Geographic, "Iceland Hiking Adventure," 12 June 2019 The footbridge, built in 1889 with hemp rope and cedar planks, is 450 feet long and 230 feet above the roiling Capilano River. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Things to do in Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge and other ways to scare yourself silly," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of footbridge

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of footbridge

: a bridge for people who are walking

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to spread over or through

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