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The winning design, from HNTB + MVVA of New York, reads more like natural feature than man-made bridge.
The winning design, from HNTB + MVVA of New York, reads more like natural feature than man-made bridge.

Lisa Rochon: Cityscapes

Across the great divide Add to ...

Designers usually design for humans. Designing for the sake of animals - whether ferrets, elk or deer - and allowing them safe and poetic access to their habitats may sound unusual, but it is an urgent, lifesaving enterprise.

The challenge of keeping wildlife away from deadly collisions with cars inspired the ARC (for Animal Road Crossing) international design competition, which last year invited dozens of landscape architects from around the world to imagine animal-friendly, and eye-catching, bridges to cross over busy highways.

 

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