footbridge

[ foot-brij ]
/ ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ /

noun

a bridge intended for pedestrians only.

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Origin of footbridge

First recorded in 1325–75, footbridge is from the Middle English word fotbrigge.See foot, bridge1
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British Dictionary definitions for footbridge

footbridge
/ (ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ) /

noun

a narrow bridge for the use of pedestrians
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