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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = cattle_grid
Cattle grid.jpg
A hole in the road surface covered in a series of bars that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Barrier cattle grid-14.svg
Group: barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A [W] cattle grid consists of a hole in the road surface which is covered with a series of bars that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross. Also referred to as a cattle guard, vehicle pass, cattle stop or Texas gate.

How to map

Simply add the tag barrier=cattle_grid to the node where the cattle grid is located.

Useful combinations

An access=* tag might be useful. You could combine with cattle_grid=* to add more information. For example cattle_grid=electric for a cattle barrier that is not a typical grid but metal plating on the ground that give shocks to those touching it barefoot. A fake cattle grid made from closely spaced paint lines would be cattle_grid=virtual.