[Tagging] bridge=movable?

Richard Z. ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 14:49:21 UTC 2015

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:05:27PM +0000, Dave F. wrote:
> Hi
> What's the purpose of bridge=movable?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:bridge:movable
> It's good that the different types of bridge are tagged & the graphics are
> excellent, but I'm unsure why they need to be separated to a sub tag.
> bridge=movable
> bridge:movable=swing
> gives bridge=swing

It has been approved as an update because the previous version resulted in chaos.

If you search for "swing bridge" (whether OSM overpass or Google images) you 
will find that approximately  half of the hits are tibetan/rope bridges. Apparently 
folks from New Zealand, Australia and Germany think that 
means exactly that.


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