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As a total newbie I am baffled about entering a bridge on a road in my locality. This bridge takes the A149 at North Walsham, Norfolk, over the Aylesham Road. As I understand it,from the Help pages, to enter a bridge a short stretch of highlighted road/rail is required. The current length highlighted all in one go is 8 kilometres. To rectify this I assume I would have to delete this long road and divide it up into more manageable bits ---- or am I missing something very simple?

asked 09 Dec '10, 12:59

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For step-by-step instrcutions you would have to indicate to us which editor you are using. However almost any editor will have an option to "cut" a long way into shorter bits, so no need to delete and re-draw! In most editors you can select the point where the bridge begins, then activate the "cut way" option, select the point where the bridge ends, do the same again - and then select the middle bit you have cut out and tag it as being a bridge.

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answered 09 Dec '10, 13:11

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edited 10 Dec '10, 00:58

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Frederik I am using Potlatch 2. Thanks for your answer, I have had a practise in a blank area and then managed to enter the bridges on the real road.

(09 Dec '10, 20:12) gumpa

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