California to build bridge FOR USE BY WILDLIFE over highway

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  1. G30SF/F-250

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    I have seen these bridges before and did not get triggered.
     
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    The cougars will take care of that problem.
     
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    I don’t agree with S California politics much or care for many government projects, but I’d be fine with these in my area.
     
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    Where? I’ve been in CO since 1984 and have never seen one.
     
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    A dozen years ago they built about 4 miles of turtle fence in the Muskegon Watershed for $375,000 on US 31. At the time that was the worst place in the world for turtle road kills; 60-70 per day. Further surveys show now maybe a couple per day that were small enough to get through or where there was a breach in the barrier. LEO must report traffic accident damage to the fence to the county road commission. They spend $10,000 per year in repairs, so it seems like a success story.

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    Probably costs more to raise the road a quarter mile in either direction and build a bridge that can support thousands of tons than it does to build one that can be much skinnier and only needs to support a few deer at a time.
     
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    Was wondering the same thing, I've also been in Colorado since 1984.


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    In the game of Animal PUBG, a bridge like that sounds like a great place to camp and....... Wait for dinner....
     
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    Dude this is going to be the largest wildlife crossing in the world. I'm not against the idea, I just think this is an unnecessarily grandiose solution.

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    Yeah looks about as wide as the road. Still has to be cheaper than building a bridge. Doesn't have to support the same amount of weight, doesn't have to be finished and resurfaced or graded to the specs of a road. Probably 10%of the cost of redoing the road.
     
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    If you're right, then all good. Hope the animals actually use it.
     
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    Elevated highway makes way more sense. But would cost more.

    Frankly. If an animal can. Kit adept to our world f’-‘em.

    I am completely comfortable causing animal extinction if it benefits people.

    They want go tear down damns in eastern Washington to save salmon so the orca have food.

    This would destroy the lives of millions of Americans.

    Nope not for me.
     
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    On 9 from Silverthorne going north. Quite a few with signs.
     
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    We have one of these in Utah. I couldn’t say whether it works or not. However, I can’t think about them without thinking about the radio program where a woman called in and suggested they move the animal crossing warning signs to a better, and less busy, part of the road. YES, she believed the wildlife was obeying the signs as suggested or designated crossing locations, and that whomever placed the signs picked a poor location.
     
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    They have these all over Europe and work quite well.
     
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    Really old news, so calm down. Example, under the No. 5 Freeway which is some 6 lanes wide, in rural areas, there are storm drains deliberately sized to allow deer to migrate. "Environmentalists" and "hippies" didn't just come up with the understanding and ideas to facilitate animal migration last week.
     
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    If they dig them a tunnel they would probably use it more. And the mountain lions would keep the homeless from setting up camp in it
     
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    Yup - we have them in Montana and if you stop and think about it for a minute - it works but they have to run some really tall chain link, funneling the animals into the --- or over the bridge.

    We see dead dear all over the place - they are like rtats here as they multiply very quickly and it seems that the body shops are really busy.

    One nice thing - if you hit an animal, you can keep it but you have to fill out an on-line form within a certain amount of time. If the deer/moose/bear/elk destroyed your car - the least you SHOULD get is to eat the bugger!

    Just do NOT take out your firearm and finish it off - that's illegal and is considered hunting without a license. Somehow - that just feels sad on the surface - are you supposed to let a deer flop around with three busted legs and not feel compassion enough to put it out of it's misery?

    When we cut hay - or any crops really - does anyone have any idea how many baby deer are caught in the cutters and lose a few legs? The count is pretty high. The mama made the baby hide in the wheat and here comes the blades, slashing and cutting off legs.

    Sad.
     
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    Must not get out a lot :p. I think Co. has upwards of 25 or so IIRC, all but two are under the road though. I saw one near Durango I believe, can't remember the road.