The Streicker footbridge was completed in 2010 at the Princeton University Campus, over the Washington Road. It is about 104 m long and consists of a central main span supported by a steel arch and four lateral approaching legs. The deck is a post-tensioned high-performance concrete girder. Steel columns with “Y” shape support four lateral legs that connect the bridge to the lateral bearings on the ground and the whole system results a slender varying cross section main girder. The original shape in the horizontal plane provides horizontal stability to the footbridge despite the intrinsic slenderness of the steel supporting columns. Vertical stability is provided also by the arch in the central main-span and by the supporting columns under the legs. Cross section width increases from the midpoint of the main span to the connections with the legs and then remains constant up to the ground bearings. This work is focused on the development of a finite element analysis of the footbridge at different levels of refinement from the essential implementation of beam elements to more refined FE solutions for the prestressed concrete deck. The models are identified with respect to the available operational modal parameters. This deck discretization could further allow simulating the motion of a running/walking pedestrian along different trajectories.