footbridge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n footbridge a bridge designed for pedestrians
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Footbridge A narrow bridge for foot passengers only.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n footbridge A bridge for foot-passengers.
    • n footbridge In machinery, a curved bar which serves as a step for the foot or toe of a mill-spindle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Footbridge a narrow bridge for foot-passengers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fót, pl. fét; Ger. fuss, L. pes, pedis, Gr. pous, podos, Sans. pād.

Usage

In literature:

He walked slowly, as it seemed stealthily, till he came to the end of the footbridge.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
A long footbridge spans a strip of tide land.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
We slipped across a footbridge over Cedar Creek, and whistled.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
In those days there was no bridge here, not even a footbridge.
"Dorothy's House Party" by Evelyn Raymond
She did not pause for breath until she reached the footbridge.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
He crossed the moat on a rustic footbridge of plastic cleverly fabricated to seem like crudely hewn wood.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
At last they came to a footbridge, arched across the river.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
Ahead, a footbridge loomed up out of the shadows.
"The First Day of Spring" by Mari Wolf
With the letters in his possession, he'll meet Herman Crocker tonight by the footbridge.
"Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery" by Joan Clark
Opposite them, the tramps were venturing on the footbridge one by one.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
The Germans retired to the north bank of the stream, destroying bridges and footbridges on the way.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
I started on a dead run fer the little footbridge thet led from the canal alongside, to the mill gates.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
When we built this place we had to agree to keep the footbridge open to pedestrians.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
We crossed the river by a footbridge and marched about eight miles to Klein Ospruit.
"Two Years on Trek" by Louis Eugène du Moulin
You cross a stone footbridge to the tower where Joan lived, and that, too, is open to the sky, and bare and desolate.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The road ascends the "hollow way" cut through the greensand, and a timber footbridge is flung across it leading from the Church to the Rectory.
"Tennyson and His Friends" by Various
Spanned by a footbridge, graced with trees, and neighboured by the old "Angel" inn, "Angel Bridge," as it is called, is a pretty spot.
"The Brighton Road" by Charles G. Harper
Dividing Watergate and Newquay Bays is Trevalgue Head, an island connected with the mainland by a footbridge.
"Cornwall" by G. E. Mitton
If she has crossed the footbridge she will not be far away.
"The Story of Francis Cludde" by Stanley J. Weyman
At a brisk pace, Mr. Hatfield led the Cubs on, crossing a creek at a footbridge.
"Dan Carter Cub Scout" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

So I turn away from the ruins again,
Half-wroth that I should dream,
But stop where the footbridge steps in vain
Across the vanish'd stream.
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Footbridge project unites rival high schools Walker Valley and Bradley Central.
Ashley Faulkner Online Content Editor at Footbridge Media, pizza waitress extraordinaire Pensacola resident since 2005.
Effort to replace Fox Point footbridge starts new phase.
Here, hikers cross a small footbridge over Curve Creek, which meanders through the park TIM VIZER — tvizer@bnd.com.
(File photo) Children walk on a footbridge over the polluted Cipinang river in Jakarta on November 13, 2012.
Not Merely a Footbridge, but a Path to a Rare Oasis.
The 5,000-square-foot space can seat 140 indoors and out, with a central courtyard boasting water features and footbridges.
A Kashmiri woman walks on a footbridge in the interior.
The Quince Street Footbridge overlooks Maple Canyon and is a great vantage point for scoping out the bay.
Baltimore County police see reduced crime at I-295 footbridge but promise continued vigilance.
Trip across the concrete footbridge that spans the gulf between sidewalk and café, and—bang.—you're in Burma.
Spring rains gently bathe arched footbridges.
A US Border Patrol truck is seen parked above a footbridge connecting Mexico with Texas.
A footbridge at the Washington Park Arboretum.
The Boise City Public Works Department built a new tuber takeout just downstream of the footbridge featuring concrete ramps and steps to help get in and out of the river.
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