Wildlife crossings exist in many other countries as well. The first of these crossings were constructed in France during the 1950s. Studies have shown that these structures--bridges and tunnels-- greatly reduce the conflicts between wildlife and roads.
1. ecoducts in the Netherlands, photos
2. ARC Wildlife Crossing Competition 2011 design winner HNTB + Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, designed for West Vail Pass on I-70 in Colorado--scroll down to see the bridge
"The primary goals of the competition were to re-imagine how we create structures to ensure the safe mobility of humans and wildlife by allowing them to coexist, and to inspire the next generation of wildlife crossing structures."
3. Nutty Narrows a squirrel bridge! constucted across Olympia Way in Longview, Washington in 1963. Check out these photos! (Thanks for telling me about this, Cynthia!)
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