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embankment on both sides

description says lower part on the right side of the way. What happens with a railway=* or highway=* with embankments on both sides ? --Skyper 12:10, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

embankment on one side

I often find embankments on one side of a railway=* or highway=* sometimes even with a cutting on the other. I propose to use embankment=both/left/right/none and cutting=both/left/right/none.--Skyper 12:00, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't know what's best, but there are even bridges like this. --NE2 12:18, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
IMHO this should be tagged separately, like half_viaduct=* --Vovanium 22:06, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
I completely agree that single and double sided embankments should be tagged explicitly different. I think embankment:right=yes is also reasonable (see Proposed features/right left). --Vovanium 22:06, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Since cutting=yes/left/right is established, it makes sense to me to use embankment=yes/left/right too. It is also clear and simple. I suppose someone may find some rare case where embankment=no would be needed. Perhaps just for clarity, as in the case oneway=no.--Zstadler (talk) 15:45, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

One-side embankments with no cutting on the other side are common near river banks. See example at --Zstadler (talk) 15:58, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Photo of an embankment


Isn't the photo File:Embankment.jpg rather showing a cutting=*? it is used on many map feature pages. At wikipedia:Embankment (transportation) there would be alternative images. In fact the English page here missed a photo/drawing. --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 01:55, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Oh, wait... It is an embankment of the railway, right? Huh, I map railways too seldom and the perspective is problematic. ;-) Comments still welcome! --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 01:57, 8 December 2014 (UTC)