They are conspicuous by their absence.  We use them to cross streams, ravines, rivers, wetlands and many other natural or manmade obstacles.  They come in all shapes, sizes and complexities from a simple log to a sophisticated system of cables and turnbuckles.  Their descriptions are sometimes obvious and other times curious.   Footbridges are part art and part engineering with names like clapper, moon, zigzag, joisted, trussed, suspension and stepping stones.  Spanning thousands of years of use and serving every culture in the world, footbridges have one primary purpose . . .

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First four images are courtesy of Larry Lefever Photography.