Bridges Meant For Animals

A Brilliantly Simple Solution To Roadkill

The bridge in the picture above one of many created in the Netherlands to allow animals to cross highways safely. This solution to the problem of roadkill on freeways gathered world-wide attention and now similar bridges have been (or are currently being) built in places around the world that have a history of roadkill problems.

You likely won’t be surprised to find out that places like Montana and Alberta, which both have had serious roadkill problems in the past, are building similar bridges along their highways. The bridges are not only to protect the animals from our vehicles, but to protect us from the damage these animals can cause. Hitting a deer or moose can be fatal to the driver and/or passengers in these vehicles. This is a brilliant but simple solution to a problem as old as the car.

An Animal Crossing in Banff:

animal crossing alberta
Image credit: izismile

And Here’s on in….New Jersey?

animal crossing - new jersey
Image Credit: Google Maps

And Here’s Something Completely Different:

water crossing

This is the Magdeburg Water Bridge in central Germany. It’s the same idea in principle, but applied to boat traffic instead of animal traffic. What a cool age we live in!