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625 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: "(footbridge)" . Bridges 1 through 100 (of 625 total) appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: "(footbridge)". This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
1822 (footbridge)
Annonay, France (Cance River)
Bridgemeister ID:375
Structurae ID:0006497
References:AAJ, BBR, GHD, LAB, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin, Camille Seguin, Jules Seguin, Paul Seguin, Charles Seguin
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:18m
Notes
  • Test structure, but recognized as first wire bridge in France.
1827 (footbridge)
Denholm, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Teviot)
Bridgemeister ID:1555
Coordinates:N 55.460001 W 2.686394
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Only towers remain, 1875 (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Photo by Dave Cooper
1845 (footbridge)
Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (River Blackwater)
Bridgemeister ID:2424
Coordinates:N 54.34608 W 6.83276
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:James Dredge
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Rod (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:74f
Notes
  • This distinctly Dredge bridge is currently sitting atop modern concrete piers.
1850 (footbridge)
Brahesborg Estate, Denmark
Bridgemeister ID:1487
References:BC3
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
1867 (footbridge)
Paris, France (Parc des Buttes-Chaumont)
Bridgemeister ID:516
Structurae ID:0009541
Coordinates:N 48.880933 E 2.381533
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:Closed (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:200f
Notes
  • The bridge was standing, but closed, during my 2005 visit.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1869 (footbridge)
Salado, Texas, USA (Salado Creek - Salado College)
Bridgemeister ID:920
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1913
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood, 1913.
1869 (footbridge)
Warren and Glade, Pennsylvania, USA (Conewango Creek - at Third Avenue)
Bridgemeister ID:1623
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, 1904
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Destroyed by storm soon after completion and rebuilt.
  • Images of America: Warren by Jodi L. Brandon shows an image of this bridge with a caption stating the bridge was moved to Kelletville (in Forest County, Pennsylvania) in 1906.
1870 (footbridge)
Rockford, Illinois, USA (Kent Creek - Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum)
Bridgemeister ID:594
Principals:Robert Tinker
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed, 1976
Notes
1875 (footbridge)
Castle Bergedorf, Bergedorf, Hamburg, Germany (castle moat)
Bridgemeister ID:799
Coordinates:N 53.489417 E 10.212
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:6.9m
Deck width:2m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1885 (footbridge)
Hebden, England, United Kingdom (River Wharfe)
Bridgemeister ID:1340
Coordinates:N 54.057126 W 1.962584
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:William Bell
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Refurbished, 1989.
  • John Gardner writes that William Bell was the village blacksmith and that the bridge once had an unusual mid-span support pillar. John writes: "It is not known when [the pillar] was dismantled, but the bottom section (you can see the dividing flange in the linked picture) can still be seen in normal water conditions."
  • John Gardner later added: "[the bridge] was badly damaged by floods on December 14th 1936. It was reconstructed with the span a little higher, which was when the supporting pillar was removed."
Photo courtesy Anthea Dacy Postcard, courtesy John Gardner Photo by Dave Cooper
1886 (footbridge)
Huttons Ambo, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom (River Derwent)
Bridgemeister ID:417
Coordinates:N 54.09975 W 0.8311
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:NTB
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:95f
Photo by James F. Carter Photo by Dave Cooper
1890 (footbridge)
Hittisau, Austria (Bolgenach River)
Bridgemeister ID:1168
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1985.
1891 (footbridge)
Lewiston, Maine, USA (Island Garden Amusement Park)
Bridgemeister ID:264
Use:Footbridge
Status:Dismantled, 1903
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Nancy Fraser writes: "The pedestrian suspension bridge [was] located at Island Garden Amusement Park in Lewiston, Maine. It started at the water gate house that you can see and led to an island over the water falls where they had entertainment. It was in existence in Lewiston from 1891 to 1903. It was later sold to Amos Gerald of Fairfield, Maine to be used for the trolley line leading to Casco Castle and Amusement Park in South Freeport, Maine."
  • Moved to (footbridge) - South Freeport, Maine, USA.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1897 (footbridge)
Addingham, England, United Kingdom (River Wharfe)
Bridgemeister ID:1207
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1898 (footbridge)
Pontiac, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Chautauqua Park)
Bridgemeister ID:312
Coordinates:N 40.87696 W 88.62358
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joliet Bridge and Iron Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Edward Windhorst
1898 (footbridge)
Pontiac, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Chautauqua Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1862
Coordinates:N 40.87554 W 88.62279
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Joliet Bridge and Iron Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Photo by Edward Windhorst
1902 (footbridge)
Littleton, New Hampshire, USA (Ammonoosuc River)
Bridgemeister ID:2583
O'Donnell ID:790
Coordinates:N 44.306115 W 71.778048
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~244f
Side spans:~23f, ~50f
1902 (footbridge)
Whitehead vicinity, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (Gobbins Coastal / Cliff Path)
Bridgemeister ID:1357
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • In 2011, there was discussion of restoring the Gobbins Coastal and Cliff Paths to their original condition including replacing the suspension bridge. This work may be completed in 2013.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1904 (footbridge)
Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom (River Conwy)
Bridgemeister ID:512
Coordinates:N 53.280346 W 3.823733
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Alfred Thorne
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This entry refers to the steel suspension footbridge nestled between Telford's suspension bridge and Stephenson's rail bridge. Click the photo to get a better view of this bridge. According to Susan Ellis, Senior Archivist of the Conwy County Borough Council, the bridge was built on the recommendation of John J. Webster who was hired to inspect Telford's suspension bridge in 1902 "following fears about the safety of its condition. He reported back making various recommendation for strengthening the bridge, including that a separate footbridge be constructed."
  • Next to 1826 Conwy (Conway) - Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1905 (footbridge)
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Royal Botanical Gardens)
Bridgemeister ID:2446
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
1907 (footbridge)
Hooversville, Pennsylvania, USA (Stony Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1569
Coordinates:N 40.147917 W 78.914417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1996
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1910 (footbridge)
Cowwarr, Australia (Thompson River)
Bridgemeister ID:430
Use:Footbridge
1913 (footbridge)
Horseshoe Bend, Millers Flat vicinity, New Zealand (Clutha River)
Bridgemeister ID:695
References:GAP
Principals:John Edie, Jimmy Doake
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Olwyn Whitehouse
1913 (footbridge)
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek Gorge - Cornell University campus)
Bridgemeister ID:260
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1915 (footbridge)
Chiwaukum vicinity, Washington, USA (Wenatchee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1424
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:National Forest Service
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:190f
1918 (footbridge)
Wakefield vicinity, New Zealand (Dove River)
Bridgemeister ID:700
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1920 (footbridge)
Fellebu, Norway
Bridgemeister ID:1564
Coordinates:N 61.2153 E 10.269267
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Restored, 1977 and 1995.
1922 (footbridge)
Bexley, Ohio, USA (Alum Creek - Wolfe Park)
Bridgemeister ID:819
O'Donnell ID:1007
Coordinates:N 39.963831 W 82.947491
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Deck width:6.25f
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1923 (footbridge)
Kirschbaumwasen, Germany (Murg River)
Bridgemeister ID:1882
Coordinates:N 48.6233 E 8.354967
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Karl Gotsch
1924 (footbridge)
Oklahoma, USA (Baron Fork Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1804
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:160f
Photo by Andy Anderson
1926 (footbridge)
Arapuni Power Station, New Zealand (Waikato River)
Bridgemeister ID:714
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1927 (footbridge)
Töpeln and Wöllsdorf, Saxony, Germany (Zschopau River)
Bridgemeister ID:2301
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 2002, by flood
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Replaced by a cable-stayed bridge April, 2004.
1930 (footbridge)
Grey Valley, Slaty Creek vicinity, New Zealand (Big River)
Bridgemeister ID:734
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1933 (footbridge)
Palatka, Florida, USA (Ravine Gardens State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:178
Coordinates:N 29.63481 W 81.64594
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1933 (footbridge)
Palatka, Florida, USA (Ravine Gardens State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2425
Coordinates:N 29.63343 W 81.64323
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
1934 (footbridge)
Green Valley vicinity, California, USA (Bouquet Reservoir)
Bridgemeister ID:1890
References:CE193408
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:200f
Notes
  • CE193408: "A bridge 276 ft long, consisting of a 200-ft suspension span and two equal shore spans, connects the [gate control] tower with the shore. The suspended span is supported by two prestressed cable strands and by arc-welded structural steel stiffening trusses." Article includes photo of the bridge and tower.
  • Access bridge for the Bouquet Reservoir gate control tower. Likely completed 1933 or 1934.
1934 (footbridge)
Grey Valley, New Zealand (Slaty Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:750
Use:Footbridge
1934 (footbridge)
Ilkley, England, United Kingdom (River Wharfe)
Bridgemeister ID:1261
Coordinates:N 53.93241 W 1.81483
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Refurbished, 2001.
Photo by Dave Cooper
1935 (footbridge)
Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA (Minnesota River)
Bridgemeister ID:255
References:WCT20051125
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1936 (footbridge)
Gisborne vicinity, New Zealand (Waimata River)
Bridgemeister ID:752
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1936 (footbridge)
Hillsborough River State Park, Florida, USA (Hillsborough River)
Bridgemeister ID:285
O'Donnell ID:923
Coordinates:N 28.1499 W 82.23203
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:CCC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Dan Duerr Photo by James Adorno
1936 (footbridge)
Motumote, Southland, New Zealand (Waiau River)
Bridgemeister ID:754
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1936 (footbridge)
Tower Lakes, Illinois, USA (Tower Lake)
Bridgemeister ID:1306
Use:Footbridge
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3
Notes
  • There is at least one other suspension footbridge in the Tower Lakes area, but this 1936 3-span bridge appears to be the largest and the only one with a level deck.
1936 (footbridge)
Waikino, New Zealand (Ohinemuri River)
Bridgemeister ID:755
References:GAP
Principals:L.E. Shaw
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1981
Main cables:Wire
Main span:42.1m
Notes
  • GAP: Damaged by flood, 1964. Repaired. Destroyed by flood, 1981.
1937 (footbridge)
Bruce property, New Zealand (Maruia River)
Bridgemeister ID:757
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1938 (footbridge)
Corona vicinity, California, USA (Lake Matthews)
Bridgemeister ID:1891
References:CE193806
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Outlet tower access bridge. Likely completed 1938 with Cajalco (now Lake Matthews) Reservoir construction.
1939 (footbridge)
Dannevirke vicinity, New Zealand (Mangatoro Stream)
Bridgemeister ID:766
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1939 (footbridge)
West Bank, New Zealand (Maruia River)
Bridgemeister ID:768
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1945 (footbridge)
Horrelville vicinity, North Canterbury, New Zealand (Eyre River N. Branch)
Bridgemeister ID:762
References:GAP
Use:Footbridge
1948 (footbridge)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA (South Chickamauga Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:248
Coordinates:N 34.99694 W 85.18442
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, July 16, 2000
Notes
1949 (footbridge)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (University of Minnesota)
Bridgemeister ID:2087
Principals:Joseph A. Wise, Mid-West Engineering Inc.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Dismantled
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1950 (footbridge)
Ellamore, West Virginia, USA (Boy Scout Camp Mahonegon)
Bridgemeister ID:1186
O'Donnell ID:972
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Brian McQueen
1953 (footbridge)
Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA (Pine Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:263
O'Donnell ID:284
Coordinates:N 43.33931 W 90.39205
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:10
Main spans:8 x ~75f
Side spans:32f, 34f
Notes
  • Long low-level footbridge across marshy Pine Creek. Larry Beranek writes: "A flood in Spring 1951, just after I was born, washed out the original bridge. The [current bridge pictured here] was built in 1953. The dam [mentioned here] is gone now so the river remains a trickle til heavy rains or snow melt beef it up as happened in September of [2007]. The water was up to the stringer which supports the walking surface and the police had it taped off so no one would go on it."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1954 (footbridge)
Rochsburg vicinity, Saxony, Germany (Zwickauer Mulde River)
Bridgemeister ID:2166
Coordinates:N 50.94555 E 12.76221
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:50m
Deck width:1.6m
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1955 (footbridge)
Jersey Shore vicinity, Pennsylvania, USA (Pine Creek - Boy Scouts Camp Kline)
Bridgemeister ID:591
Coordinates:N 41.273683 W 77.323883
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Williamsport Technical Institute students
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1972
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • The postcard (postmarked 1961) showing the bridge says, "The largest foot-suspension bridge in the East crosses Pine Creek at the Boy Scouts' Camp Kline, north of Jersey Shore, Pa. Built in 1955 by Williamsport Technical Institute students with materials donated by area industries. Valued over $25,000, the 409-foot span has concrete anchors and a 14-ton capacity. For 35 years previous, boats were used to reach the popular 360-acre camp-site, donated to the Scouts in 1920 by James N. Kline, a Williamsport merchant." It's doubtful this was anywhere close to being a 409-foot bridge.
  • The message written on the postcard is amusing (though unrelated to the bridge): "Hi Mom and Dad, I had a fine time up here. I went on a boat trip Monday around the island. We got half way around and Tiny tiped [sic] his boat then we tiped ours. I didn't get to sleep until 2:00 Monday night. I am going to try to swim a mile today. I don't do nothing but lay in my bunk and listen to records. Ken.""
  • Patrick O'Donnell is familiar with this area and notes that the bridge is gone, but the concrete footings are still visible. He suspects 1972's Hurricane Agnes brought down this bridge. Denny Keller confirms Patrick's suspicion with a firsthand account of Hurricane Agnes' impact on this bridge: "21 June 1972 is a date that I will never forget. I along with 340+ kids and adults were at Camp Kline during our yearly 4-H camp. I was the very last (along with the National Guard that performed the rescue) to leave and walk across the bridge that once stood at 11PM on the evening of June 21st. I along with two other senior 4-H counselors. I can remember the last trip across the bridge while mobile homes, trees, and all type of debris were floating down the creek and hitting the bridge underneath."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1956 (footbridge)
Waldbreitbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Wied River)
Bridgemeister ID:2205
Coordinates:N 50.55277 E 7.42638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1987
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1957 (footbridge)
Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada (Bella Coola River)
Bridgemeister ID:2437
Principals:Allison Logging Co.
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire

Notes
1957 (footbridge)
Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona, USA (Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:1191
Principals:Kiewit-Judson Pacific Murphy Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,280f
Notes
  • Very long, very high footbridge spanning the canyon. Originally built for bridge workers building the Glen Canyon Bridge (the large deck arch next to the dam). Survived at least until 1959.
  • From a Roebling ad in the July 1958 issue of Civil Engineering: "The bridge was completed in sixty days and features a steel mesh deck, to reduce wind resistance. Construction was started by lowering two 5/8 in. cables to the bottom of the west side of the gorge, transporting them across the river by boat and raising them on the east side by block and tackle. The six main suspension cables are 1 3/4 in. diameter prestretched galvanized bridge strands. From them are hung sixty-four 5/8 in. suspenders, attached to 7 ft-wide floor beams. The wire mesh floor is laid on eight 1 in. diameter deck cables. These in turn are supported every twenty feet by the floor beams. For safety, four handrail cables are attached to the suspenders. To add stability in strong winds, two 1 3/4 in. bridge strand wind brace cables run below the deck on either side for its length."
1957? (footbridge)
Santa Rosa del Valle de Calamuchita and Santarelli, Argentina (Rio Santa Rosa)
Bridgemeister ID:1211
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
1958 (footbridge)
Glanamman, Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom (Amman River)
Bridgemeister ID:1398
Coordinates:N 51.8007 W 3.95425
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:David Rowell & Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Allan Agate writes: "I was the Project Engineer for this footbridge and can therefore confirm it was designed and built by David Rowell Ltd and almost certainly the last suspension bridge they built. It was a hybrid of earlier bridges making use of new bolted hot rolled sections instead of riveted composite tower construction. The date was about 1962/3." I am not sure of the provenance of the 1958 date associated with this bridge and I don't have reason to question Mr. Agate's recollection of the bridge completed a few years later.
Photo by Brian Duguid Photo by Dave Cooper
1960 (footbridge)
Palazzolo dello Stella, Italy
Bridgemeister ID:2390
Coordinates:N 45.80366 E 13.07428
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1964 (footbridge)
Wilmot vicinity and Dillsboro vicinity, North Carolina, USA (Tuckaseigee River)
Bridgemeister ID:218
O'Donnell ID:107
Coordinates:N 35.40421 W 83.29348
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Roanoke Bridge Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:137f, 139f
Notes
  • A 4/4/2002 article in The Sylva Herald And Ruralite ("Repairing Last Swinging Bridge") notes this bridge was completed 1964, but Patrick S. O'Donnell sent me a photo of a 1906 Roanoke Bridge Co. builder's plate attached to one of the towers.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1966 (footbridge)
Indiana Beach, Indiana, USA (Lake Shafer)
Bridgemeister ID:879
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Large multi-span footbridge that serves as entrance to Indiana Beach amusement park.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1973 (footbridge)
Lincoln, Illinois, USA (Kickapoo Creek - Kickapoo Creek County Park)
Bridgemeister ID:909
Coordinates:N 40.17338 W 89.37623
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
1976 (footbridge)
Lampasas, Texas, USA (Sulphur Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1258
Coordinates:N 31.05598 W 98.18108
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Rod
Suspended spans:1
Main span:65f
Notes
  • It is doubtful that this is a true suspension bridge. Follow the picture for more on this observation.
Photo by Eric Sakowski
1978 (footbridge)
Kloster Ehrenstein vicinity, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Wied River)
Bridgemeister ID:2211
Coordinates:N 50.61750 E 7.45082
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:30.1m
Deck width:0.9m between side rails, 1.4m total
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1978 (footbridge)
Pontiac, Illinois, USA (Vermilion River - Humiston Riverside Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1710
Coordinates:N 40.876867 W 88.63325
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Photo by Edward Windhorst
1982 (footbridge)
Glen Nevis vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Nevis)
Bridgemeister ID:1458
Coordinates:N 56.811717 W 5.076033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:107f
Notes
  • This is not the popular wire rope crossing at Glen Nevis which is literally three ropes -- two to hold onto and one to walk on. Instead, this listing is a traditional suspension footbridge just north of Glen Nevis.
  • Don McGillivray worked on this bridge and sent information about its construction.
    "The Suspension bridge was principally built by five Royal Engineers from 15 Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers in the summer of 1982. They were Sapper Terry Bradley (Metal workworker) Sapper Paul Brookes (Draughtsman), Sapper Ian Duggan (Surveyor), Sapper Taff Green (Draughtsman) Sapper Don McGillivray (Blacksmith).
    "The pier footings and anchorages were excavated by hand as the plant machines were being used on another project at Caol and upriver at the priority bridge opposite the YMCA.The Accrow shuttering and Re-bar was humped and Concrete was pumped across the river over a series of aluminium Mk4 assualt boats. Once the concrete cured, the steel work, provided by Highland Engineering was manhandled across the river using the same boats. The steel uprights and main cable were raised and positioned using a block and tackle from a wooden Gyn. The main cables were anchored on the east bank and were tensioned on the west bank using two tirfor winches. The hangers and stringers were strung out from the west bank in a series like stepping stones until the decking could be positioned.
    "The Bridge took five weeks start to finish the best part of the build was the weather which was hot and as we were constantly dropping tools etc. in the river, you had to jump in after it. We later moved up to finish the two span through deck bridge at the YMCA. This bridge replaced an old narrow bridge that used to be a part of a WW2 Mulberry Harbour section."
Photo by Dave Cooper
1984 (footbridge)
Martensdale vicinity, Iowa, USA (Zo-El Annett Woods)
Bridgemeister ID:1866
O'Donnell ID:527
Coordinates:N 41.395367 W 93.698733
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Iowa Youth Conservation Corp
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~120f
Notes
  • Lisa Youngblut writes: "My husband and his summer crew, the Iowa Youth Conservation Corp, built this bridge in the summer 1984. They used spades, shovels, hammers and nails, a handsaw and a brace and bit. Half of the materials, including 4 yards of concrete, were shipped to the other side of the ravine on a zip line. The cement was bucket brigaded from the zip line to the piling and the anchors."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1985 (footbridge)
Salina, Kansas, USA (Smoky Hill River - Oakdale Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1847
O'Donnell ID:1019
Coordinates:N 38.833167 W 97.6041
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Frank R. Weinhold
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~90f
Side spans:2 x ~45f
1987 (footbridge)
Criglersville, Virginia, USA (Robinson River)
Bridgemeister ID:1331
O'Donnell ID:234 (more: 234)
Coordinates:N 38.4633 W 78.309933
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:VDOT
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~120f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
1987 (footbridge)
Kelheim, Germany (Rhine-Main-Danube Channel)
Bridgemeister ID:955
Structurae ID:0001223
Coordinates:N 48.920467 E 11.8731
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Schlaich, Bergermann, and Partner
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1987 (footbridge)
Waldbreitbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Wied River)
Bridgemeister ID:2206
Coordinates:N 50.55277 E 7.42638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Lermer GmbH
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:29.7m
Deck width:1.2m between side rails, 1.5m total
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1988 (footbridge)
Coaticook, Quebec, Canada (Coaticook River - Le Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook)
Bridgemeister ID:249
O'Donnell ID:1030
Coordinates:N 45.145983 W 71.8112
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:~374f
Side span:~171f
Notes
1988 (footbridge)
Dayton, Tennessee, USA (Richland Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1263
O'Donnell ID:814
Coordinates:N 35.49 W 85.013667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by James Adorno
1988 (footbridge)
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness - Ness Islands)
Bridgemeister ID:905
Structurae ID:0015976
Coordinates:N 57.462946 W 4.233579
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Principals:Cruden and Tough
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Suspended spans:3
Notes
1988 (footbridge)
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Ness - Ness Islands)
Bridgemeister ID:906
Structurae ID:0015975
Coordinates:N 57.465699 W 4.228247
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HBR
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Notes
1988 (footbridge)
Richmond, Indiana, USA (Whitewater River - Whitewater Gorge)
Bridgemeister ID:2307
Coordinates:N 39.83331 W 84.89902
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Photo by Stuart Brorson
1988 (footbridge)
Sanger vicinity, North Dakota, USA (Cross Ranch State Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1319
Coordinates:N 47.198983 W 100.99675
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:North Dakota National Guard
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Short footbridge with simple tubular metal towers. Crosses a small river just upstream of where the river flows into the Missouri.
1992 (footbridge)
Chauffard, Haiti
Bridgemeister ID:1020
Structurae ID:0009043
Principals:Michael Baker Corporation
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main span:90f
Notes
1995 (footbridge)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Pittsburgh Zoo)
Bridgemeister ID:2533
Principals:American Bridge Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
Photo by David Denenberg
1996 (footbridge)
Hooversville, Pennsylvania, USA (Stony Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1302
O'Donnell ID:294
Coordinates:N 40.147917 W 78.914417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~138f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1996 (footbridge)
Tegna and Losone, Ticino, Switzerland (Melezza River)
Bridgemeister ID:1798
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:120m
Deck width:2.7m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1997 (footbridge)
Giumaglio vicinity, Ticino, Switzerland (Maggia River - Valle Maggia)
Bridgemeister ID:1794
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3 x 83m
Deck width:0.6m (path only), 0.9m (between side rails)
Notes
  • Deck rests on secondary cables instead of deck stringers.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1998 (footbridge)
Tumut vicinity, Australia
Bridgemeister ID:1676
Coordinates:S 35.389083 E 148.248133
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Waldren Bridges, Australian Army 21 Construction Regiment Royal Australian Engineers
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:60.2m
Notes
  • A sign at the bridge reads, "The construction of the pedestrian suspension bridge has allowed The Hume and Hovell Walking Track to be re-routed off the Snowy Mountains Highway and Blowering Dam access road onto a now disused section of the old hightway. The bridge was designed by Waldren Bridges Pty Ltd of Yackandandah Victoria and has a span of 60.2 metres. Ironbark timber decking which is supported from two 30mm steel cables. End supports are made from 4 ironbark timber poles 9.3 meters in height. The bridge was constructed by the Australian Army 21 Construction Regiment Royal Australian Engineers as a training program in 7 days."
1999 (footbridge)
Monteviot, Ancrum vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Teviot)
Bridgemeister ID:1434
Coordinates:N 55.512985 W 2.555607
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:229f
Deck width:3f
Photo by Dave Cooper
2000 (footbridge)
Bramwell, West Virginia, USA (Bluestone River)
Bridgemeister ID:2518
O'Donnell ID:712
Coordinates:N 37.32488 W 81.31427
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:67f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2000 (footbridge)
Langenargen, Germany (Argen River)
Bridgemeister ID:930
Coordinates:N 47.59018 E 9.55693
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:40m
Notes
  • Modern footbridge distinct from 1898 Langenargen bridge.
Photo by David Denenberg
2000 (footbridge)
Prague vicinity, Czech Republic (Elbe 'Labe' River)
Bridgemeister ID:855
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main span:104m
2001 (footbridge)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA (South Chickamauga Creek - Audobon Acres)
Bridgemeister ID:2513
O'Donnell ID:810
Coordinates:N 34.99694 W 85.18442
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:S & R Construction
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:125f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2001 (footbridge)
Houston, Texas, USA (ravine along Lake Carter)
Bridgemeister ID:967
Structurae ID:0008191
Coordinates:N 29.77431 W 95.47557
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sahale, LLC.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:66f
Deck width:4f
Notes
  • This bridge is located on private property.
2001 (footbridge)
Sarreguemines, France (Sarre River)
Bridgemeister ID:1889
Structurae ID:0008683
Coordinates:N 49.110183 E 7.072017
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Notes
  • Self-anchored. Inclined suspenders.
2001 (footbridge)
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia (Goulburn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1750
Coordinates:S 36.387517 E 145.393
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Wide footbridge.
2001 (footbridge)
Tours, France (Cher River)
Bridgemeister ID:1019
Structurae ID:0001817
Coordinates:N 47.37155 E 0.682467
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Alain Spielmann
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Monocable from A-shaped towers.
Photo by David Denenberg
2002 (footbridge)
Pliezhausen vicinity, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Neckar River)
Bridgemeister ID:2253
Structurae ID:0024526
Principals:Holzbau Amann GmbH
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:1
2003 (footbridge)
Cascine di tavola, Tuscany, Italy (Filimortula River)
Bridgemeister ID:1039
Structurae ID:0010564
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Notes
  • Unconventional design. The main cable ends are anchored to the tops of posts that are inclined away from the bridge (follow the structurae link for pictures).
2003 (footbridge)
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Bridgemeister ID:916
Coordinates:N 44.48883 W 80.31083
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:126m
Notes
  • Located at the Scenic Caves attraction, the owners claim this large (126-meter main span) footbridge is the longest footbridge in Ontario.
2003 (footbridge)
Henderson vicinity, Virginia, USA (North Fork Holston River)
Bridgemeister ID:827
O'Donnell ID:129
Coordinates:N 36.83980 W 81.88095
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main spans:142f, 145f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2004 (footbridge)
Charlton, Victoria, Australia (Avoca River)
Bridgemeister ID:1501
Coordinates:S 36.26725 E 143.351283
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
2004 (footbridge)
Conner vicinity and Darby vicinity, Montana, USA (Bitterroot River)
Bridgemeister ID:1516
Coordinates:N 45.95001 W 114.13475
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sahale, LLC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:200f
Deck width:5f



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