somitomi wrote:On a more serious note, I learned a while back that it's called "útátjáró" (~"road crossing") in railroad jargon. It does make sense, but it didn't occur to me before that railroad worker's wouldn't call it a railroad crossing.
Related, if not quite the same, there's a canal
bridge I know that is called "FOO Lane Bridge", as a British Waterways/whatever towpath identification, which is in sharp contrast with the road that goes over it being called "FOO Bridge Lane". Any historic bridge-naming as merely "FOO Bridge", from which the lane got its name, seems to have been lost in the meantime, while "FOO Bridge Lane Bridge" would be an awkward new name, of course.
But, back on subject, it makes sense that the above observation is true as (also) all bridges over a railway/over which a railway travels are "railway bridges", from a rail-perspective they'd be better referred to as a road-bridge, a foot-bridge, a pipe-bridge, even (rarely, but not entirely unknown) a canal bridge. And of course there are rail-over-rail ones. They also all (both under and over bridges, whatever your reference might be) have big signs saying "This is the High Street Walmington Bridge, number 12345, please call 0123 456789 if there is any incident involving its structure", or words to that effect. I'm actually overlooking a station, right now, but until I finish my (very) late lunch, from this halfway comfortable stone bench, I'm not in a position to examine any of the nearby bridges for the exact
(ETA: ...OK, this one is actually a Tunnel (with a road along its top lip, so 'bridgy' on that side), and named as such "This is bridge (code) // (road-number road-name) Tunnel // (cityname) // In the event of any road vehicles striking this bridge [sic
] please phone // The Railway Authority on // (local phone number) // as quickly as possible. The safety of trains may be affected." Not sticking to the allcaps where allcaps is evident, nor bothering about font size or boldness, of course. Anyway, they don't seem to care what kind of bridge(/tunnel) it is, so long as they get told if anybody bashes it about...)