Utah Opens State’s First Wildlife Bridge Overpass

A Utah overpass designed to accommodate wildlife movements and reduce vehicle-animal collisions is now open.

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The bridge is 320 feet long, 45 feet wide, and spans three westbound lanes, four eastbound lanes and the median along Interstate 80.

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The asymmetrical two-span bridge that includes a delta pier support beam in the median.

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The bridge surface, shown in this rendering created prior to construction, include vegetation and landscaping that resembles the surrounding habitat to encourage animals to use the crossing.

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The design chosen by the Utah Department of Transportation was an asymmetrical two-span bridge that includes a support beam in the median, which was modified from this rendering to include a delta pier support.