February 15, 2011

Banff inspires new generation of wildlife overpassess

We've been living in Banff long enough to have seen a couple of generations of wildlife overpasses being built. They cost a lot of money, but have been a success in connecting the landscape on either side of the highway for wildlife - in bridging what some conservation groups called "the Berlin Wall for wildlife."  They are not aesthetically pleasing, but they get the job done.

Now, the design competition featured in this Calgary Herald article has proposed new construction techniques that both look more interesting, and, cost less. It's exciting to see! The pictures of various designs included with this article are well worth a moment to look at.