Wildlife ‘Critter Bridge’ provides safe route for animals crossing busy highway

In Park City, Utah, a bridge built just for wildlife provides a safe route for bears, deer and other animals to cross the busy interstate. The Utah Division of Wildlife posted video of the project which was planned out and built in 2018. The overpass crossed six lanes of highway and was the state’s first project like this.

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, the Parleys Canyon Wildlife Overpass was built as part of an interstate widening project in conjunction with the Utah Division of Wildlife. The intent has been to protect both motorists and wildlife.

 

“For two years, the Parleys Canyon Wildlife Overpass has allowed critters to stroll and sprint across I-80 without having to worry about the fast cars down below. The overpass is covered in rocks and logs to make the animals feel right at home, and it’s got high fencing to make sure they don’t accidentally tumble off.”

Humans are asked to stay off the overpass. The video, released last week shows bears, deer, bobcats, squirrels, lizards and many other animals using the bridge.

In Southern California, an ongoing project to build an overpass for wildlife crossing Highway 101 is expected to be completed in 2021. Most of the construction is being privately supported and it is hoped to help save mountain lions and other species. The bridge is expected to stretch 200 feet over ten lanes of super highway not far from Los Angeles and will be the largest in the world.

Cheers for wildlife.

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