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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Located in Ballard, the museum’s ingenious architecture details the Scandinavian-American immigrant experience and Nordic history in separate rooms connected by footbridges; visitors are invited to cross back and forth between the two narratives. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat, Stay, and Play in Seattle," 10 Jan. 2019 Wallace said a temporary steel footbridge will be installed to maintain walk-on access from First Avenue to Colman Dock. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s big demolition spectacle: How crews plan to pulverize the Alaskan Way Viaduct," 5 Dec. 2018 There's a climbing wall for energetic little ones: A zipline for thrill-seekers (don't worry, grandpa supervises): And a footbridge up to the crow's nest. Lauren Piro, House Beautiful, "World's Best Grandparents Build Their Grandkids the Most Magical Treehouse," 9 Oct. 2015 Back in Westport, Peter and Henry can still walk across the footbridge to visit their grandmother. Alexandra Styron, Town & Country, "Pop's Stars: Paul Newman's Daughters Now," 31 Dec. 2012 The improved model correctly predicts some phenomena that the 2005 model couldn't account for, like the wobbling of footbridges even in the absence of this crowd synchrony. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New study sheds more light on what caused Millennium Bridge to wobble," 30 Oct. 2018 On top of the building there’s a slanting green pathway that serves as a footbridge connecting one side of the river to the other. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Stunning Nordic town hall is part of the landscape," 6 Aug. 2018 The main entrance of the school is over a footbridge and is bordered on both sides by a moat-like garden that turns into a creek in rainy weather. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How Newtown Came Back," 1 Aug. 2018 But the most striking example lies at the edge of the Reykjanes peninsula where a footbridge visually displays this growing fissure between the two continental plates—at a small but noticeable 2.5 centimeters (about an inch) a year. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How GPS Changed the Way We Think About Our Planet," 18 Apr. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a bridge for people who are walking

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