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

Example Sentences

We built a wooden footbridge over the creek.
Recent Examples on the Web On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a pair of couples who had evacuated from Kharkiv walked arm in arm over the footbridge. Linda Kinstler, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2022 Immediately after the bridge, turn right and uphill, following signs over the footbridge to W 181st St, through Washington Heights to Fort Tryon Park. Francesca Carington, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Oct. 2022 For more than a century, St. Paul Square has served as a gateway to the East Side of San Antonio, its iconic footbridge over East Commerce Street a metaphor for how the historic area connects San Antonio’s Black community with the heart of the city. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 Three people were slightly injured Wednesday when a footbridge over the Anacostia Freeway in Northeast Washington collapsed, authorities said. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 On a drizzly Sunday evening in May at the Hong Kong government headquarters, a small group gathered under a footbridge around an altar made with portable lights and a folding chair. Theodora Yu, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 On an overhead footbridge stands a man large enough to stop the trolley. Kristin Ohlson, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2011 Beaverton Creek was flooded, even the elevated footbridge was underwater. oregonlive, 24 Nov. 2022 One of her outdoor strolls led her to the Portola Pedestrian Overpass, an uninviting footbridge that links at least five residential neighborhoods in western San Francisco. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Sep. 2022 See More

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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

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