Proposal:Culvert type

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Culvert type
Proposal status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: Kylenz
Tagging: culvert=*
Applies to: way Way
Definition: Describes the type of culvert

Rendered as: Rendering-waterway stream tunnel.png
Draft started: 2021-12-19
RFC start: 2021-12-19


Culverts are currently tagged as tunnel=culvert, but there is no tag to describe the type of culvert. This proposal suggests a new tag, culvert=* which can be added to tunnel=culvert to describe its type.


culvert=* requires tunnel=culvert.

Tag Description Example Usage
culvert=half_pipe A half pipe (semicircle)
culvert=pipe A fully circular pipe. This is the default value, there is no point using this tag
culvert=box A rectangular shaped culvert
culvert=open_top A culvert where the top is open, although this opening is but small enough for tyres and feet to cross it.
culvert=inverted_siphon An inverted siphon (also spelt syphon) is a U-shaped tunnel, often used to cross another waterway

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Does not affect the rendering of tunnel=culvert.

Rendering-waterway stream tunnel.png

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