April 21, 2021

These Amazing Animal Bridges and Crossings Save 1000s of Animals Every Year

Every year, around the world, animals are killed by vehicles and it’s hard to say that we don’t know how many are killed and up to one million are killed every day on the roads of the US alone. But it feels nice when you hear that some countries have built some bridges to ensure the safety of their wildlife.

The first animal bridges were built in the 1950s in France, and the longest in the world called Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo and can be found in the Netherlands.

Below is a list of some of the best animal crossings on the planet.

1. Wildlife Crossing In Belgium


2. Ecoduct In Banff National Park, Canada

Joel Sartore

3. A Rope Bridge Over The Hume Freeway In Victoria

4. A Grizzly Bear Emerging From An Underpass After Crossing The Trans-Canada Highway In Banff National Park


5. Turtle Tunnel In Japan


6. Blue Penguin Underpass In New Zealand

Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

7. Elephant Underpass In Kenya


8. Bridge For The Animals In North Brabant Provice, Netherlands


9. Wildlife Overpass In Banff, Alberta


10. Crab Bridge In Christmas Island, Australia

Christmas Island National Park

11. Bridge For Monkeys And Other Animals To Cross Over The Road In Bahia, Brazil


12. A Tunnel For Animals Under The Highway, Finland

13. Squirrel Bridge In Washington


14. Ecoduct In Germany


15. Ecoduct In The Netherlands

16. Bee Highway In Oslo, Norway

Pierre-Henry Deshayes/Getty

17. Cattle Underpass In Victoria, Australia

18. Salmon Cannon In Columbia River, Eastern Washington

Whooshh Innovations

19. Amphibian Crossing In California

20. Ecoduct In Austria

Ralf Roletschek

21. Bridge For Animals Near Banff, Canada


22. Bear Overpass In Banff National Park, Canada

Adam Fagen

23. Davis Toad Tunnel In California


24. Red Crab Tunnel On Australia’s Christmas Island

Parks Australia

25. Animal Passing In Sonoran Desert

Thomas Wiewandt