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Public-images-osm logo.svg bridge = aqueduct
Magdeburg Kanalbrücke aerial view 04.jpg
A bridge which conveys an artificial waterway over a road, valley or waterway. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: bridges
Used on these elements
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

An aqueduct, also known as a water bridge, is an above-ground structure which conveys an artificial waterway over a road, valley or another waterway.

See also Tag:historic=aqueduct for bridges with historical significance

How to tag

Draw a way way at the bridge and add

When the riverbank is to be drawn
Bridge outline

If there are footpaths next to the waterway, the outline of the entire bridge can be drawn with the following:

Example Canal Bridge Magdeburg

Additional tags

  • start_date=* - for the time when the aqueduct started to work
  • name=* - name of the aqueduct
  • length=* - length of the aqueduct
  • ele=* if you know the elevation of distinct points of the aqueduct (level of the water / where once the water was)
  • wikipedia=*
  • historic=aqueduct when the bridge has a historical significance as described in Tag:historic=aqueduct


Modern aqueducts :

Historical aqueducts :

Some bridges that should be tagged additionally with the historic schema Tag:historic=aqueduct