Ever since the invention of motor vehicles and roads, traveling has been a safety concern for animals and humans alike. Sharing this space in the wild has led to many deaths and injuries over the years, and any way we can reduce those numbers going forward is obviously a good thing. So wait until you see the genius idea below!
Thanks to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Utah Department of Transportation, a special bridge/overpass for wildlife only has been built above the highway so that the animals can cross safely! It’s decorated like nature with rocks and branches for the most seamless transition possible.
To celebrate a successful two years of the Parleys Canyon Wildlife Overpass, the Utah Division of Wildlife took to Facebook to say some words:
“It’s working! Thanks to the Utah Department of Transportation and Utah State University for monitoring the Parley’s Canyon wildlife overpass this year. 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. Please keep off of this overpass. Thanks!”
Hopefully this catches on in more areas! You have to love it. 🙂