Animals and wildlife experts are celebrating a wildlife bridge in Utah. Built over a busy highway close to Salt Lake City, experts shared a video of the bridge in action.
The bridge was built in 2018 and was built over I-80, a six-lane highway south of Salt Lake City. The traffic was posing a threat to wildlife, but they are now safe with the new bridge. Because of it’s proximity to Parleys Canyon, numerous animals use the path.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shared the news and a video on Facebook. “It’s working!” the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wrote in a Facebook post. “As you can see, the 2nd year of this overpass has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate 80 and helping motorists be much safer as well.”
The bridge helps keep humans safe too! Before the bridge was built, 106 animal-vehicle collisions happened between 2016 and 2018. Now the bridge is used by deer, moose, bobcats, bears and other animals cross to safety.
See the video:
Read more about wildlife bridges in One Green Planet, including the largest one that’s located in Los Angeles and mini tunnels that help turtles.
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