Animal bridges: Finally the chicken can safely cross the road (11 Photos)

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  • Annonymouse75

    For those who have never seen one and wonder at how the animals know how to use them, there are fences build along the sides of the highways to direct the animals towards the bridge. Since they are kilometers long in some places, there isn't a lot of choice for them, they use it or stay on the side they are on to begin with. There is no need to raises taxes in Canada to build the bridges. Anyone who stays in the park pays a per day fee. This fee is used in conjunction with the funding that the federal government already provides to the park as these are national parks. The predators are slowly figuring out that the herds may move over the bridge, however, since parks like Jasper (10,878 km² (4200 mi²)), Banff (6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi)), and Yoho (1,313 km² (507 mi²)) are so large and border one another, there are a lot of other places for the prey animals to cross.

    Besides, for those of us who actually drive those roads, the bridges are a blessing. If you have never hit a moose or deer doing 90 kilometers per hour, you're lucky. It a nasty bit of business and these help keep a large portion of the animals off the roads.

    • WTF Mate

      shut up hippy

  • Gregg

    If I was a lion I would wait on the bridge

  • Abel

    #1 is in Arlee Montana and is a waste of money, pasded by at least 100 times and never any wildlife

  • Jordan

    I live in Alberta Canada and these bridges have been here for as long as I can remember. They work amazing and have saved countless animals.

  • Davey

    The Wyoming highway department is installing a couple of these between Pinedale and Jackson, Wyoming in order to assist pronghorn and mule deer migration. They've also installed several more tunnels under the highway, for the same reason. I like the idea – It sucks to hit a big mammal at 65 mph.

  • toplessonthelake

    #1 Hey, I just drove through that on my way up to Flathead Lake!

  • Chuck

    #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
    Lake Louise right?

  • k40t1k

    Here's an idea…..FUCKING STOP! We all have to slam on our brakes from 60 at some point in time in our lives, and it's mostly because of another stupid-ass human's error, not even a deer, or elk, or moose. So how hard does it have to be to do the same for something trying to cross what it believes to be just another piece of the land it knows?
    I've quoted it before and I'll say it again: there's too many goddamn humans on this planet – we need another plague.

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