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Covered bridge Edit or translate this description.
Group: Bridges
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a life span of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun.

Bridges not fitting this description can be tagged as bridge=* + covered=yes instead.

Additional tags

  • start_date=* - for the time when the covered bridge opened
  • name=* - name of the covered bridge
  • length=* - length of the covered bridge
  • wikipedia=*