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Bridge feature type and symbology

09-05-2018 03:03 AM
New Contributor II

Hi! Just a stupid question: what kind of feature and symbols do you use for (river) bridges?

Points? lines? 

Do you create your own symbol or do you use something already in a symbols package?

Thanks in advance, 


brige symbol example

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MVP Emeritus
Occasional Contributor II

The only bridge symbol I have found out-of-the-box is a font symbol for point locations:

  • ESRI ERS Infrastructures S1 - #102

  Bridge Symbol

New Contributor III

I'm going to go out on a limb here and just say that for such a sophisticated program, it's pretty astounding that "simple" tools do not exist for assigning bridge symbology.  How many agencies around the world are using GIS to draw infrastructure (bridges and roads).  Why does a simple bridge symbol NOT exist...?

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New Contributor III

You can create a bridge symbol by inserting a shape from the ESRI AMFM Sewer font or build one using the symbol to the right of the bridge symbol in the graphic.