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footbridge

[foo t-brij] /ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a bridge intended for pedestrians only.
Origin of footbridge
1325-1375
First recorded in 1325-75, footbridge is from the Middle English word fotbrigge. See foot, bridge1
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  • But, as the footbridge was approached, his purpose received a setback.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • She did not pause for breath until she reached the footbridge.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • In those days there was no bridge here, not even a footbridge.

    Dorothy's House Party

    Evelyn Raymond
  • We slipped across a footbridge over Cedar Creek, and whistled.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • They rushed for the footbridge and a firefighter blocked their way.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow
  • From there they could see the whole of the footbridge and were under cover from the snipers.

    The Tremendous Event Maurice Leblanc
  • His only uncertainty is, whether Rogier saw him by the footbridge, and if so to recognise him.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • It was a few minutes after eleven, and he took the path to the footbridge.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
British Dictionary definitions for footbridge

footbridge

/ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a narrow bridge for the use of pedestrians
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