[Tagging] bridge:name and tunnel:name

Matthew Woehlke mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 12:56:29 UTC 2020

On 13/08/2020 08.10, dktue wrote:
> the wiki states since more than eight years that there's a debate about 
> wether one should tag "tunnel:name" or "name". [1]
> Is there any new opinion in the community on this topic that has not 
> been documented in the wiki?

How is the tunnel tagged? If it's a highway that happens to be going 
through a tunnel (e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/361906432) I 
would expect that `name` is the name of the *road*, hence if the tunnel 
also has a name, it would need to be tagged in some other manner (e.g. 

Note that my example *does* have the street name in `name`.

If the tunnel is somehow tagged separately from the highway, then I 
could see that using `name` as the name of the tunnel. Of course, if the 
*road itself* is known by the same name as the tunnel, then it would 
also make sense to use `name`.


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