Road ecology blog: Wildlife underpass and bridge across canal for Florida panthers

April 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Road ecology blog: Wildlife underpass for Florida panthers (Puma concolor coryi) and wildlife bridge across canal, SR 29, Florida, USA. The bridge across the canal allows for an easy access to the underpass (rather than swimming across the canal). The posts on the bridge are designed to be a barrier for motorized vehicles such as ATVs.

The water is a canal that runs parallel to the highway. This canal was dug out by people; it is not a natural creek or river. The canal probably allowed the roadbed to be constructed higher (the construction crews probably used the rocks and soil from the canal to make the roadbed higher) and it allows for better drainage from the highway. However, the canal can also be regarded as a linear barrier for wildlife, similar to the highway itself. So, to allow for an easy (i.e. dry) approach for wildlife to the underpass, a bridge over the canal was constructed.

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