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Old 01-05-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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On our trip last summer we can across this... what's it for?
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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Where is that at?

Overpass for people or animals?
Covered area for border patrol checkpoint?
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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It could be a start of a bridge to allow animals to cross the highway. I have seen several crossings when traveling trough BC. First they build the tunnel over the road then fill between with earth and building an earth ramp on both sides the crossing is then fenced. The also install a fence along the side of the highway. This keeps the wild animals off the road but also allows the animals to migrate from one side to the other.
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Where is that at?

Overpass for people or animals?
Covered area for border patrol checkpoint?
Nevada (from a pic that was close to the original)
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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It could be a start of a bridge to allow animals to cross the highway. I have seen several crossings when traveling trough BC. First they build the tunnel over the road then fill between with earth and building an earth ramp on both sides the crossing is then fenced. The also install a fence along the side of the highway. This keeps the wild animals off the road but also allows the animals to migrate from one side to the other.
Sounds reasonable, it threw me because it was in the middle of nowhere and the amount of backfill needed would make it seem unreasonable!
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Nevada (from a pic that was close to the original)
That exit is off HWY 93 or I-80?
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Looks like a work in progress..once completed may look totally different.

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Nevada (from a pic that was close to the original)
Yep, it's an animal crossing as Caper and Ford Idaho pointed out.

Here is a link from Nevada's DOT explaining them:

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Yep, it's an animal crossing as Caper and Ford Idaho pointed out.

Here is a link from Nevada's DOT explaining them:

Nevada Department of Transportation
I have spent some time driving HWY 93 from ID to AZ but it has been 2-3 years since our last trip south by car.

I know they have made huge changes (bridge over boulder dam)and going from two to four lanes in some sections.
Controlled game crossing are a life saver IMO, OR. and ID. needs to do more.
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Last time I checked (Deer,Moose,Mustangs, Ect.) cant Read,they Never cross the Hi-Ways around here where they have put up (Signs about Crossing)! Hey, let them take their chances crossing the road like the rest of us. Youroo!!
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