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Video: Kentucky's Bat Bridge

A Kentucky bridge with flaking concrete, large cracks, and exposed, rusted steel was a growing safety concern for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and also home for thousands of endangered gray bats. Overcoming the infrastructure and environmental dilemma, a KYTC project team designed a bat-friendly bridge that has proven to be a successful habitat for the species and safe connection for local motorists. KYTC will continue to monitor the bridge for bat activity over the next five years.

To prevent interference with the bat habitat, KYTC is not releasing the location of the bridge. It is a two-lane, concrete box beam bridge carrying a state highway in a rural area.

This story was posted on 2021-09-29 09:07:17
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