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A structure intended to protect roads and railways from avalanche in mountains. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Placement
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: approvedPage for proposal

The tag tunnel=avalanche_protector is added to a highway=* way in case of tunnels alongside mountains. These constructions are similar to a colonnade but stand for themselves and are not attached to a building. Their purpose is to protect the highway or railway from avalanches and landslides.

Use avalanche_protector:left=open or avalanche_protector:right=open to define which side of the way is open ("open" in case of avalanche protectors means, that light and air can enter on that side).