"On Sunday, a nonprofit group announced the winner of a competition to design such a crossing: Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates, a landscape architecture firm with offices in New York City and Cambridge, Mass. The design team, associated with the national construction firm HNTB, submitted a proposal for a bridge made of lightweight precast concrete panels that are snapped into place and covered with foliage. The bridge is broad enough to allow for strips -- lanes, actually -- that resemble forests, shrubs and meadows, with the aim of satisfying the tastes of any of the animals in the area. Miles of fences on either side of the highway would funnel animals to the bridge."
25 January 2011
Habitat Highway ~ Animal-Friendly Crosswalk...
Thanks to Matthew Wald for spotlighting in the NYTimes, For Wildlife, a Safe Highway Crossing...
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