[foo t-brij]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for footbridge

Contemporary Examples of footbridge

Historical Examples of footbridge

  • 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.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for footbridge



a narrow bridge for the use of pedestrians
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