[OSM-talk] When is a bridge not a bridge?

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Thu Jan 22 20:21:41 GMT 2009

Chris Hill <chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> A bridge is usually there to cross something.  So I would say, 
> generally, what ever was built or built-up or added to make the bridge 
> function is part of the bridge.  So ramps or approaches on embankments 
> even might well be judged to be part of the bridge.  Maybe a note 
> attached to briefly describe your decision will help future OSMers.  As 
> always there are exceptions. 

I'd day when there is air under the road it is part of the bridge, if
there is only a pile of dirt it is not part of the bridge.  Even if
the dirt has been specifically piled up there to be able to get on top
of the bridge.


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