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Grassy Bridge Proposed to Help Wildlife Cross Los Angeles Freeway

NBC News

Bobcats, mountain lions, and deer could safely cross the 101 Freeway.

After one of California’s “celebrity mountain lions” became stranded in L.A.’s Griffith Park last year and ingested rat poison, conservationists rallied for a grassy bridge to help animals cross the city safely.

Connecting the Santa Monica Mountains with the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains, the bridge would cost $30 to $38 million, NBC News reported. It would involve erecting a 165-foot-wide bridge which would cross the busy eight-lane 101 freeway.

The project would help mountain lions, deer, and bobcats cross safely, ensuring the survival of the native species that roam the local mountains.

An environmental report and period for public comments will be needed before construction could begin. 

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Grassy Bridge Proposed to Help Wildlife Cross Los Angeles Freeway