footbridge

noun
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Just a two-mile round trip hike, there’s an exciting footbridge and a stunning river flanked by towering peaks. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Hikes in Every State," 7 Aug. 2020 Cross a footbridge and take the left fork alongside the creek, and stay left again at the junction with the Cliff Loop. Danika Worthington, The Know, "5 waterfall hikes near Denver to re-energize yourself," 19 June 2020 Cross a footbridge over the creek and continue west on a narrow, rocky trail. Danika Worthington, The Know, "5 waterfall hikes near Denver to re-energize yourself," 19 June 2020 Print out a map from the website to lead you to the waterfall, a frog pond, the footbridge, a forest trail and a native grass meadow. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Do you miss travel? Here are 5 single-day outdoor excursions within an hour of Louisville," 3 July 2020 The footbridge that opened in 2019, offering pedestrians a safe crossing over West Burnside Road, is now one of 100 design projects from around the world nominated for a 2020 CODAaward. oregonlive, "Portland footbridge nominated for international design award," 24 June 2020 Michelle Silvertino, 33, was found unconscious on a footbridge along a major highway in the capital Manila on June 5. Helen Regan, CNN, "Michelle Silvertino: Outcry over death of Filipino woman stranded during coronavirus lockdown," 12 June 2020 The park also offers Twin Lakes, a footbridge, walking paths, sculptures, a playground and a 172-foot high Water Tower. Charles Infosino, Cincinnati.com, "Strapped for cash? Check out these free family-friendly venues in Cincinnati," 16 June 2020 But that proved to be futile and she became stranded on a footbridge for several days, where she was found unconscious and later declared dead at the hospital. Helen Regan, CNN, "Michelle Silvertino: Outcry over death of Filipino woman stranded during coronavirus lockdown," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of footbridge

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Footbridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footbridge. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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footbridge

noun
How to pronounce footbridge (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of footbridge

: a bridge for people who are walking

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