The I-80 Highway for Animals’ Overpass in Utah Is a Huge Success

A man should be someone who develops his own country without destroying nature. And the development should bring a positive impact for of both nature and people. 

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) was successful enough to film the video of animals using the Parley’s Canyon Wildlife Overpass. “It’s working!” The Division shared their happiness with the world.

The Conservation Outreach Manager at the Utah DWR, Scott Root, stated that they are into filming the animals’ crossing the bridge because they want to start a statistical study. “The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently installed a camera system on the overpass as well. Detailed statistics are not known yet, but will be next year. Deer have been the most frequent user of the overpass,” 

Check out the video of animals using the man-made bridge to cross the roads

According to Root, Utah DWR and UDOT will work on more projects like this hoping to save the animals’ lives.

“UDOT and DWR were pleasantly surprised at how many animals have used the overpass over the first two years of the overpass’ Root further added. They have constructed the bridge with 3 miles of wildlife fencing in both sides to make the animals’ overpassing safer. 

It’s stated that, before the construction of the bridge, there has been round 100 wildlife and vehicle accidents for two years in row. But, with this successful innovation, the numbers have dropped.

The camera caught animals crossing the I-80 highway

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

And the traffic doesn’t bother them either

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Image credits: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

It has been two years since the bridge is constructed. The I-80  is 320 feet long and 50 feet wide and these numbers have been argued by some critiques in online. 

Every kind of animal uses this overpass to travel safely. Squirrels, deer and even bears use the bridge for migration. 

The other important fact is this project has gained a lot of attention in social media. It has got more than 1.6 million views less than a week.