From foot + log.
footlog (plural footlogs)
- a log used as a footbridge
1936, Margret Mitchell, Pat Conroy, Gone With the Wind (Fiction), Reprint edition, Simon and Schuster, published 2007, ISBN 9781416548898:
- The Yankees had burned the bridge but she knew of a footlog bridge across a narrow point of the stream a hundred yards below.
2002, Johnny Molloy, Long Trails of the Southeast (Hiking), Menasha Ridge Press, ISBN 9780897325301, page 138:
- Pass a trail registration station, crossing a swamp on a footlog at 0.2 miles. ... Cross a small branch at 0.9 miles on a footlog.