Wildlife Overpasses

Wildlife crossing are structures that allow animals to cross over busy roads safely. According to MSPCA, there are 725,000 to 1.5 million wildlife vehicle collisions in the U.S. every year. Wildlife overpasses were designed to reduce car accidents, help preserve wildlife habitat and a safe way for animals to cross.In 1975, the first wildlife overpass was built in Utah over interstate 15 south. By early 2007 there were three wildlife overpasses built in Canada. In that same year, two had been built in the United States that had been constructed exclusively for wildlife passage. There are several other wildlife crossing built for mixed uses such as underpass tunnels, amphibian tunnels, and green roofs. These wildlife crossing help humans and animals to live symbiotically.




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