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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

If you Build it they will Use it.......

For SME!!!!!! LOL.. Sorry thought you would like this one when it came up. I just couldnt forward it to you. I had to post it.... I am starting to feel like old me again in the next few days again. Well enjoy and I really hope I didnt affend anyone with the last post. I didnt mean to if I did. Its just one of those think about it deals....







This is the actual turnoff from Banff, Alberta, Canada to the #1 highway to Calgary.
Great picture isn't it? They had to build the animals (especially the elk) their own crossing because
that was where the natural crossing was and after the highway was built there were far too many
accidents. I understand it didn't take the animals long to learn that this was their "road. "

9 comments:

Kitem said...

You should put a bigger photo, we don't see very well the elks passing by their own bridge.
(you've been right to delete the previous post)

Gayle said...

That's really neat! :)

Gardenia said...

That is so cool that they built special crossings for the animals.

tweetey30 said...

Kitem yes I realized how wrong it was after I posted it yesterday. I didnt even think about putting up a bigger pix yesterday when doing this. I took it from an e-mail I got and wasnt thinking.

Gayle thanks.

Gardenia yes it is real neat. I just hope Sme see's this before it disappears..

Candy Minx said...

I have to post this picture on my blog too!! I can't believe it...and I can't believe I didn't hear about this...I must go google it now thanks Tweety...and I'll link your blog when I post about it ok?

Candy Minx said...

Tweety...I just did some quick searches about this passway for animals...

I was curious because I've never heard of it before...and the reason si...we didn't build it for the animals. It is a railroad bridge that the animals themselves choose to use.

the photo is real..what is urban myth is that Canada built the ecopass. No we didn't ...the animals just liked it!

tweetey30 said...

Oh ok. I got this from his sister in law last night and I had to post it. I thought it was beautiful seeing all those animals in one spot anyway.Thanks for giving me whats true here though..

Rose DesRochers said...

According to local residents, these elk are using an overpass built for the Canadian Pacific Railroad Track.

There are parts of the Trans-Canada Highway where not only elk may safely pass, but bears, and wolves.

Wildlife crossings

http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/docs/routes/chap1/sec1/routes1b_E.asp


Rose
htttp://rosedesrochers.todays-woman.net

tweetey30 said...

Rose thanks. I didnt know. Like I said I am glad I am getting some input on this. I got it in an e-mail like I said in other comments and its interesting to know the truth about it.