There has been an increase in the number of footbridges as the central areas of cities are developed into public spaces for use beyond normal business hours.
In Melbourne, a number of new footbridges have been constructed spanning the Yarra River. These include the Seafarers Bridge, the John Webb Bridge, the Southbank Bridge.
In Adelaide there is a curved footbridge connecting the CBD with the recently completed Adelaide Oval project.
Some interesting elevated steel footbridges have also been built in Tasmania, New South Wales and elsewhere which allow visitors to experience the rain forests at the height of the canopy.