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English translation: pedestrian bridge/footbridge

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Italian term or phrase:ponte pedonale
English translation:pedestrian bridge/footbridge
Entered by: paolamonaco
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14:03 Dec 2, 2004
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Tourism & Travel
Italian term or phrase: ponte pedonale
ponte pedonale: che differenza c'è tra footbridge e pedestrian/pedestrian's bridge?
paolamonaco
Italy
Local time: 07:28
pedestrian bridge
Explanation:
No difference, both are:

[n] a bridge designed for pedestrians

Where I live, in the US, a pedestrian bridge that goes over a road is also called a "pedestrian overpass"

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Note added at 6 hrs 6 mins (2004-12-02 20:10:28 GMT)
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Look at these sites, all have pictures (3 for each term, at random). I think you can see that the terms are interchangeable and are used for any type of structure that is for pedestrian use. owever, I did notice thet \"footbridge\" is used a lot for small landscaping projects.

Footbridge:
http://members.aol.com/emeraldnecklace/
http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=howTo&p=Build/footbridge.htm...
http://www.art.com/asp/sp.asp?PD=10030276&RFID=251591

pedestrian bridge
http://www.boston-online.com/cityviews/truman_highway_pedest...
http://www3.sympatico.ca/bobmcmu/northdakotabridge.htm
http://www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/html/0004/P407060...
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David Russi
United States
Local time: 05:28
Grading comment
Guardando su internet ho visto che non c'è alcuna differenza.
Userò comunque footbridge. Grazie
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5 +6pedestrian bridge
David Russi


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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
pedestrian bridge


Explanation:
No difference, both are:

[n] a bridge designed for pedestrians

Where I live, in the US, a pedestrian bridge that goes over a road is also called a "pedestrian overpass"

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 6 hrs 6 mins (2004-12-02 20:10:28 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Look at these sites, all have pictures (3 for each term, at random). I think you can see that the terms are interchangeable and are used for any type of structure that is for pedestrian use. owever, I did notice thet \"footbridge\" is used a lot for small landscaping projects.

Footbridge:
http://members.aol.com/emeraldnecklace/
http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=howTo&p=Build/footbridge.htm...
http://www.art.com/asp/sp.asp?PD=10030276&RFID=251591

pedestrian bridge
http://www.boston-online.com/cityviews/truman_highway_pedest...
http://www3.sympatico.ca/bobmcmu/northdakotabridge.htm
http://www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/html/0004/P407060...


    Reference: http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/pedestrian+bridge
    Reference: http://www.hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=footbridge
David Russi
United States
Local time: 05:28
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 24
Grading comment
Guardando su internet ho visto che non c'è alcuna differenza.
Userò comunque footbridge. Grazie

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Peter Cox: I would otherwise use footbridge
11 mins
  -> Thank you!

neutral  danette: "footbridge" perhaps gives the idea of a smaller, narrower structure while "pedestrian bridge" a larger, concrete structure, such as over a motorway or freeway
1 hr
  -> Thank you!

agree  kpi
2 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  indiawharf
2 hrs
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agree  Laura Lucardini
3 hrs
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agree  Michele Fauble
5 hrs

agree  Ivana UK: agree with Danette - a footbridge is generally smaller and of weaker construction
7 hrs
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