The Utah Division of wildlife resources which also guards the state wildlife has shown a brilliant project. The project includes a highway overpass, and surprisingly all the wildlife are using it. Moreover, the $5 million project has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate and be much safer. However, the bridge’s construction came after 46 deer, 14 moose, and four elk were killed on that stretch of highway. So, the nearly 350-foot-long bridge, which opened in December 2018, is the first of its kind in the state.
In a video posted on Facebook, viewers can watch moose, deer, and elk trot across the bridge. In other clips, black bears wander up and down the path. And in another view, a bobcat carries a small mammal in its mouth while walking across the bridge at night.
Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources has instantly emphasized that the overpass is for animals only. But despite the warnings, cameras have also spotted people walking and skiing across the new overpass. Accordingly, studies of wildlife crossings in Florida, Australia, and Mexico have shown that they save both human and animal lives by preventing collisions.
“Please keep off of this overpass,” Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources notes in the new video’s caption. The point of the overpass, after all, is to keep people and wildlife at a safe distance.
Below you can find the video, as well as some animal pictures screenshotted from the video!