Harry Nice Bridge and Dead Birds

ShyGirl

Active Member
There seems to be a dead bird every couple of feet when you cross the bridge. I think I registered it leaving MD but really noticed it coming back.

I never noticed birds flying around that could be hit by cars but I do not go that way very often.
 

Tech

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There seems to be a dead bird every couple of feet when you cross the bridge. I think I registered it leaving MD but really noticed it coming back.

I never noticed birds flying around that could be hit by cars but I do not go that way very often.
Wider bridge, not enough hang time to make the edge?
 

3CATSAILOR

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There seems to be a dead bird every couple of feet when you cross the bridge. I think I registered it leaving MD but really noticed it coming back.

I never noticed birds flying around that could be hit by cars but I do not go that way very often.
From a Google Search: Remarkably, even juvenile long-haul travelers know where to go, and birds often take the same routes year after year. How do they find their way? Migrating birds use celestial cues to navigate, much as sailors of yore used the sun and stars to guide them. There should have been an Environmental Impact study. I bet there wasn't one.
 

Tech

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randy johnson bird GIF
 

NextJen

Raisin cane
They used to fly under the old bridge, but this one is lower.
I don’t have the measurements, but this pic (and other pictures I saw during construction) seem to show the new span pretty similar in height to the old span.
What you will also notice is all of the metal structure above and below the old span. Having fished under the old span on quite a few occasions, I can tell you that many cormorants and seagulls would perch on that metal structure, especially below the bridge.
Doesn't appear they have much, if any place to perch along the new span. Maybe that is contributing to them being hit?
 

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3CATSAILOR

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Spend more money for useless $hit.
You must be a Democrat.
It is useless when they don't know how to apply what they find. Or, they don't want to because of politics or other factors. It is also useless when they use study after study without doing anything about it. On the TJ bridge I have seen the seagulls fly about the same height as I am driving many times.
 
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