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Public-images-osm logo.svg maxwidth:physical
Finland road sign 821.svg
The maximum width in metres Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use
A bridge where wide traffic does not fit

maxwidth:physical=* expresses a physical width limit for using the way or passing the barrier to which the tag is added. If no unit is included, the value is assumed to be in metres.


Signs used for physical maxwidth


Finland road sign 821.svg




This tag is not new anymore, but there is some possibility that it is not supported by rendering or routing software.

See also

  • maxwidth=* to be used in conjunction with maxwidth:physical=*, or where the difference is of no significant interest. The widely used and established way to tag legal restrictions. See access=* for all legal access restrictions.
  • width=*
  • opening=*, spacing=* and overlap=* for more detailed information on entrances, cycle barriers and the like.