It's a Crab Bridge!

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Kim Little

Every year on Christmas Island a species of land crab called the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis) makes it migration from the forests to the beaches to breed. These crabs will take the most direct path towards the beach even if that means going over roads. Frequently red crabs end up getting crushed by cars during their migration. Park rangers have come up with a creative ways for these crabs and people to live together.

 

Introducing the crab bridge! Fences along the side of the road funnel the crabs down to the entrance of this 5 meter (16.5 ft) bridge. The crabs can then safely make their way across to the other side of the road.

Check out the photos here.

This year they are expecting over 50 millions crabs to make the migration!

 

Do you know of any other bridges made to help animals safely cross roads?



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