PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

PaintSquare


Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


New Bridge Benefits Bats

Friday, April 21, 2017

More items for Program/Project Management
More items from Europe

Comment | More

You can’t say the new bridge being built in County Galway, Ireland, is for the birds. It is, in fact, entirely for the bats.

The bridge, built over a newly constructed roadway, is designed specifically to help bats—lesser horseshoe bats, a protected species that inhabits the area—cross safely, according to the Galway Independent.

Bat Bridge
DirectRoute

A new motorway in County Galway features a "bat bridge" to help protected bats safely cross along their established flight path.

The landscaping, shape and location of the “green bridge,” in Coole Green, are designed to help maintain an already-established flight path of the horseshoe bats, according to DirectRoute, the public-private partnership that’s building the new Gort-to-Tuam road over which the bat bridge stands.

According to DirectRoute, the bat bridge doubles as an “accommodation overbridge”—a bridge that will route traffic from an existing, smaller road over the new highway. Its design and construction, though, were optimized to help low-flying bats across the high-speed motorway.

Other Bat Bridges

It’s not the first bridge designed specifically for wildlife—in fact, it’s not the first bat bridge. In 2013, two bridges built for bats over a road in Germany sparked controversy when some citizens questioned the hundreds of thousands of dollars that funded them.

And a bridge opened in The Netherlands in 2015 is designed both for pedestrian and cycle traffic and to accommodate roosting bats. The Vlotwatering Bridge, in the town of Monster, has nooks and crannies that encourage bat occupancy, and is made to maintain an idea climate for the flying mammals.

Galway’s Gort-to-Tuam motorway, with the new bat bridge above, is set to open before year’s end. 

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Contractors; Environmental Protection; Infrastructure; Landscape architects

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.
 
Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.
 

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Introducing the ALPHA1 Blasting Robot
 
Once installed and commissioned – simply
SCAN PLAN BLAST.
 

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.
 
Full Surface Protection for Up to One Year
 
HT 365 is a preservation, single component, anti-corrosive coating, a water displacing agent, a lubricant, and a penetrating fluid. It creates an imperceptible thin-film coating that offers excellent salt contaminant and humidity protection. Contact your HoldTight® representative or visit Holdtight.com for more information.
 

 
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
 
http://www.sspc.org/
 
Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !
 

 
Fischer Technology Inc.
 
TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel
 
Fischer’s Phascope PMP10 and ESD20TSA probe are incredibly accurate and easy to use.
 

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
 
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
 
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Dustless Coatings Removal
 
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800 www.Novatekco.com
 

 
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
 
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
 
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com
 

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
 
New KTA Pipeline Inspection Kit
 
• Defelsko standard memory body
• Positector FTS 0-250 mils, cabled dry film thickness probe
• NEW Positector Shore D hardness probe
• All essential inspection equipment!
Visit www.ktagage.com
 

 
Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
 
TIER 4 EQUIPMENT
 
We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. www.absoluteequip.com or Call 412-931-6655.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us