Why can't two connected street segments have an identical range number at the connec?

Discussion created by bce911gis on Nov 1, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2013 by jborgion
This has bothered me ever since I was first trained to range street segments.  When segment A's TO node connects to segment B's From node, and they comprise the same street, why is it that the last number of segment A's address numbers range mustn't be the same as the first number of segment B's range? It seems to me that the two nodes identify the same point on the ground and that if I use two different address numbers at the connecting ends of the segments I'm losing however many feet are supposed to be between those two numbers, thus skewing the accuracy of the geocoding of the addresses on one or both of the segments.  Was I taught incorrectly?  Should I have been using the same number all this time?