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Public-images-osm logo.svg bridge:structure = simple-suspension
Simple hanging bridge construction Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: bridges
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

Used for  simple-suspension bridges in combination with bridge=yes. This may be used for extremely simple 3 rope bridges, "Tibetan" or "Inca" type hanging bridges or more modern hanging bridge constructions such as the  Passerelle himalayenne du Drac.

Compared to bridge:structure=suspension the body of the bridge is not a rigid block but can swing, although modern constructions typically use additional cables to minimise swinging.

How to map

  • bridge=yes + bridge:structure=simple-suspension
  • highway=footway/path
  • layer=1
  • cable_number=* - number of main cables/ropes if known.
    • 1 - zip-line, see below.
    • 2-3 are most primitive bridges, walking on a single rope with one or two ropes as railings.
    • 4 rope bridges usually have some kind of plank deck.
    • 6 rope bridges are more advanced.
    • 8 or more cable bridges are usually more or less stabilized to minimize swinging.
  • width=* (usually less than 1 meter).

Highway/trail type should reflect the expected use, most simple-suspension bridges will be usable only for hikers (highway=path or highway=footway).

Fine-grained access=* -type restrictions like bicycle=* (no or dismount), horse=* can be used. For mountain bikes use mtb:scale=* and mtb:description=*.

Bridges requiring special skills may be additionally tagged with sac_scale=*, those requiring special equipment with highway=via_ferrata.

Bridge name often may provide details on structure.

More fine-grained characterization of bridge construction is being considered, so far a freeform text description can be given with description=*.

See also