[Tagging] Is a sidewalk always adjacent to a traversable road?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 00:38:50 BST 2011

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/67469500 is an extension of a 
sidewalk across a railroad, whereas the adjacent highway does not cross. 
Is it incorrect to use footway=sidewalk here?

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