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[foo t-brij] /ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ/
a bridge intended for pedestrians only.
Origin of footbridge
1325-75; Middle English fotbrigge. See foot, bridge1 Unabridged
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  • Walk over the footbridge to explore the rose garden.
  • Now imagine that you are watching the runaway trolley from a footbridge.
  • It is reached via a footbridge over a gully which carries sewage down to the city's drinking water.
  • Some venues were unfinished, a footbridge collapsed and rooms for athletes were found to be filthily uninhabitable.
  • The structure stands on stilts in a park and visitors enter across a long wooden footbridge.
  • The only way to see it was to look through the slats of a small footbridge.
  • If time allows, drive up the canyon, where a footbridge offers a white-knuckled view directly above boiling rapids.
  • We then came to a footbridge that held significance for us.
  • A footbridge connected the playground with a picnic area on the south side of the river.
British Dictionary definitions for footbridge


a narrow bridge for the use of pedestrians
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