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[foo t-brij] /ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ/
a bridge intended for pedestrians only.
Origin of footbridge
First recorded in 1325-75, footbridge is from the Middle English word fotbrigge. See foot, bridge1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • M. Oberl had built at the extreme end of the saw-mill a sort of cage or footbridge, from which he could survey everything at once.

  • In those days there was no bridge here, not even a footbridge.

    Dorothy's House Party Evelyn Raymond
  • His only uncertainty is, whether Rogier saw him by the footbridge, and if so to recognise him.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • We slipped across a footbridge over Cedar Creek, and whistled.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • He crossed the footbridge over the beck—the water was nearly level with the stout planks.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • From there they could see the whole of the footbridge and were under cover from the snipers.

    The Tremendous Event Maurice Leblanc
  • The river was not over ten feet wide and there was supposed to be a footbridge of two planks where the net was.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • I told him to be careful he didnt pitch over the footbridge.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for footbridge


a narrow bridge for the use of pedestrians
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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