Tag:highway=ford

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Ogle County IL White Pines State Park Fords3.jpg
Description
A point where a path or road crosses a river or stream which is at times covered by shallow water. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Wikidata
Status: abandoned

Consider using ford=* instead: as this provides a more consistent approach and avoids the problem of how to tag a ford which is a way (when there is a conflict with the need for other highway tags on the same way).

Used to tag a point where a path or road crosses a river or stream which is at times covered by shallow water.

How to map

For narrow watercourses add a node tagged with highway=ford at the point where the highway intersects with the waterway. For places where a path crosses a wider river, which will often be tagged with waterway=riverbank or for a place where a path or road crosses a wider length of sea then tag the relevant section of highway with ford=yes as well as with the appropriate highway=footway/unclassified etc tag for the highway classification.

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