Green Bridges

Isn´t this the coolest thing ever?

How did I not know this existed?!!

Green bridges are amazing architectural structures in the natural landscape built over roads to allow animals cross safely to the other side.  They have soil, grass and vegetation on top to provide a suitable habitat for a range of different species: deers, elks, mooses, bears and wolves.

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Ecoduct De Woeste Hoeve over the highway A50, Netherlands; The Netherlands contains an impressive display of over 600 wildlife crossings (including underpasses and ecoducts) that have been used to protect populations of wild boar, red deer, roe deer, and the endangered European badger.
In Banff National Park, there are currently 41 wildlife crossing structures (6 overpasses and 35 underpasses) that help wildlife safely cross the busy Trans-Canada Highway. Since monitoring began in 1996, 11 species of large mammals—including bears, elk and cougar—have used crossing structures more than 200,000 times.
France
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4 thoughts on “Green Bridges

  1. I’ve been on one of these bridges near Apledoorn in the Netherlands, it was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen, with deer and wild boar tracks amongst the trees which, when you stand amongst them, you can’t even hear the busy road underneath. Amazing!

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