[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 00:30:55 UTC 2015

On 17/08/2015 10:48 PM, moltonel 3x Combo wrote:
> On 17/08/2015, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Am 17.08.2015 um 02:39 schrieb moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com>:
>>> * A broken bridge with just a few meters left on both riverbanks
>> I surely wouldn't have removed this one. Isn't this a significant feature to
>> many people?
> In only deleted the middle bit, not the bridge=yes stumps. At least
> that's what I remember; I couldn't find it again in
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/16286467. Maybe it was a
> different railway line.

Retag the middle bit demolished:bridge=yes would be a better solution?
Retains all the data. If the bridge were rebuilt then it could simply be retagged back.

> On the other hand, there's an instance of a bridge that is the only
> thing left standing (green undisturbed meadows on both sides), and
> that bridge is kept in OSM (while the sections in the meadow were
> not).

Then retag the ways leading to the bridge using the prefix demolished:

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