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Sometimes there are bridges in an area that has no footpaths. It's just a bridge to allow people to cross a stream.example I have tagged these as highway=footway, bridge=yes, layer=1, as any other bridge. However, they are not connected to the rest of the map. Is this correct or is there some other recommended tag?

asked 29 Jun '13, 14:46

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hi grillo you could have search the database for similar questions,, regarding stand alone bridges.

(30 Jun '13, 21:12) Hendrikklaas

That's fine. If there are no connecting paths to the bridge (so people walk just over a grass area on some route), then, well, that's how the real world is there.

And even if there would be paths around it is fine to start mapping at the bridge. fixme=continue could to be tagged to the end nodes to indicate that there is a path which should be mapped.

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answered 29 Jun '13, 14:52

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edited 30 Jun '13, 18:37

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The use of noexit=yes here is incorrect - that would indicate that if you are on the bridge, there is no possible way to continue your journey, whereas of course you can continue over the grass.

(30 Jun '13, 10:13) Andy Allan

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