You see the signs on the roadside that say “Deer Crossing.” How many times have you ever seen a deer cross there? Animals will cross a road wherever they can. Many drivers have swerved to avoid hitting an animal as it dashes across the road. Sometimes, an accident is unavoidable.
According to twistedsifter.com, vehicle-animal collision cost about $8 billion per year in the United States. In countries around the world, nature bridges are being made to give the animals a safe place to cross.
Plus, these bridges help keep the roadways safer for motorists to pave their way through as well. The first wildlife crossings are reported to have been constructed in the 1950s in France.
The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and France use wildlife bridges (overpasses or underpasses) to protect their wildlife. Animals like invertebrates, amphibians, badgers, and ungulates.