foot·bridge | \ˈfu̇t-ˌbrij \

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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In another recent study, observers staked out two high-risk areas along the Merced River in Yosemite—near a footbridge and above a waterfall—where more than ten people have drowned over the past decade. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "The Science of Why We Fall on Mountain Trails," 17 May 2018 Two narrow concrete footbridges spanned the lanes of I-44, leading to Dan Kiley’s two paths to bring you to the bases of the Arch’s legs. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Gateway to what?," 28 June 2018 And another part of the project — replacing the nearby footbridge over Storrow Drive that connects Charles Circle to the Esplanade — is still under construction. Adam Vaccaro,, "After years of reconstruction, Longfellow Bridge reopened 5 a.m. Thursday," 31 May 2018 An island splits the falls, with a big sign directing visitors to a takeout point and footbridge to the left and the raftable falls to the right. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Whitewater rafting on the Wolf River is a wild thrill," 14 June 2018 Other features of the rest stop, which the Norwegian Public Roads Administration commissioned Morfeus Arkitekter to design, include a concrete bench that appears to emerge from the rocky landscape, a viewing platform, and narrow footbridge. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Concrete rest stop mimics its rocky site," 11 June 2018 Off the main road and onto a dirt track sits the tiny hamlet of Poniou, which then, as now, consists of only three cottages beside three granite footbridges. Ratha Tep, New York Times, "In Search of Virginia Woolf’s Lost Eden in Cornwall," 26 Feb. 2018 Park east of the highway and walk across the footbridge. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When visiting Spring Green's Taliesin or American Players Theatre, stop here, too," 29 June 2018 Down below, a footbridge spans a lagoon-style pool. Jack Flemming,, "Eva Longoria shears the price of Hollywood Hills compound she bought from Tom Cruise," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of footbridge

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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English Language Learners Definition of footbridge

: a bridge for people who are walking

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