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Man-made Animal Bridges and Crossings
The mission of this group is to seek out any man-made animal bridges and crossings that aid various wildlife in getting from point A to point B. We are particularly looking for earth bridges over highways and roads, bodies of water, as well as tunnels and corridors under highways and roads.
Expanded Description:
Animals Need Infrastructure Too

Highways are dangerous barriers for all sorts of wildlife. Around the world, bridges and tunnels just for animals make it easier for them to migrate, mate, eat, and survive.

Man-made Animal Bridges and Crossings provide a safe passage across dangerous highways, restricted waterways, urban and other inhabited areas. Some could include: crossings for crabs, salamanders, rodents, penguins, alligators, reptiles, amphibians, elephants, domestic animals such as cattle and horses, and a wide range of wildlife such as: buffalo, wolves, deer, moose, elk, bears, panthers, lions, and endangered species.

Man-made Animal Bridges and Crossings will accept only currently active man-made structures that provide a safe and unimpeded crossing for any type of animal species, amphibians or reptiles. These structures could include: bridges, suspension rope bridges, tunnels, channels, climbing walls or other similar man-made structures.

Excluded are multi-use man-made structures that are used for animals and humans. Example: pedestrian trails and/or bridges which may allow any type of human transportation.

Excluded are animal crossings that are in any place of business. Examples: zoos, petting zoos, wildlife or aquatic parks, aquariums and others. These include admittance that require a paid admission or are free.

Proximity limitation for multiple animal crossings: If two or more crossings are less than 1/10 (.1) mile apart the group is to be posted as one waymark. If any two crossings are greater than 1/10 of a mile apart, they are to be posted separately. Equivalency: 1/10 (.1) mile = 528 feet or 161 meters.

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Instructions for Posting a Man-made Animal Bridges and Crossings Waymark:
Man-made Animal Bridges and Crossings category will not accept Fish Ladders, Ancient Traces and Roads or Turtle Crossings unless the turtle crossing is a safe passage either by bridge, tunnel or channel as defined in the category description. (see example graphic above)

Man-made Animal Bridges and Crossings must be a permanent man-made structure that is completely functional, currently active and specifically designed for any animal species, amphibians or reptiles which provide a safe crossing or passage that can be viewed from a public location. MT
The submitter must include at least two photographs taken by the submitter, one overview and a close up of the entrance, if possible. If there is a sign, please include this also.
Include at least two sentences describing the location, such as Hwy. name or number, and what type of animal species most likely uses the crossing or tunnel. Also include whether it is safe to park near the animal crossing, if not include parking coordinates as a variable.
If you witnessed any animal using the structure, please indicate.
English is the primary language and is required, however multilingual submissions are encouraged.
The submitter must personally obtain GPS coordinates.
Be cautious! Some animals are dangerous.

Naming requirement: NO tilde (~) or double hyphens (--) are allowed in the title.

Abbreviations are acceptable for state or province.

To name your new Waymark: Reference type of structure and if it is intended for a specific species.

Example: Wildlife Bridge - Banff, Alberta
Example: Salamander Tunnel - Amherst, MA
Example: Squirrel Bridge - Longview, WA

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Enjoy your visit, tell your story and post a picture.
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  • If 'Other' please list type of passage used
  • Website for more information
  • Parking Coordinates
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Man-made Animal Bridges and CrossingsKleintierunterführung Wulksfelde - Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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[GER] Kleintierunterführung Wulksfelde - Schleswig-Holstein, Germany [ENG] Small animal underpass Wulksfelde - Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Hölzerne Kleinwildtierquerung unter der Bäckerbrücke in Hamburg - Poppenbüttel

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 9/20/2018

last visited: 9/22/2018

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Man-made Animal Bridges and CrossingsHasselmusens bro - Svendborg - Danmark

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Faunapassage til den sjældne hasselmus....Fauna passage for the rare hazel mouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 3/12/2020

last visited: 10/4/2020

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