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 In response, on Oct. 25, Volodymyr Vesyolkin, the administrator of Hranitne, a position akin to mayor, led a contingent of about a dozen soldiers across the footbridge. New York Times, 15 Nov. 2021 The trail runs along the lakeshore and soon crosses over the beginnings of the McKenzie River on a handsome wooden footbridge. oregonlive, 26 Oct. 2021 Everything atop it goes, including the clubhouse that uses the footbridge as its rooftop. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Sep. 2021 The estimated $221,000 project involves the installation of a footbridge and trail extension in the lower portion of the park. John Benson, cleveland, 27 Oct. 2021 For example, Savoy Signature owns six hotels on the island, including three in Funchal within walking distance of each other via a footbridge. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 The footbridge is usually in place until the middle of fall, depending on the creek’s flow, state forest officials said, after which hikers will need to ford Elk Creek. oregonlive, 17 Oct. 2021 The waterfall is viewable from a few spots along the river, including a footbridge downstream. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Oct. 2021 There, riders have complained about a run-down pedestrian footbridge crossing over Route 2, as well as long-running repairs to the garage to fix cracks in the concrete and persistent leaks., 26 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of footbridge

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Footbridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of footbridge

: a bridge for people who are walking

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