This post results from a family visit with our Dutch friends, in Hilversum, who helped save our family during the Holocaust. Bless them all
.The world's longest wildlife overpass provides Hilversum's critters with a safe alternative to trying their luck on the roadway
The Netherlands is home to over 600 wildlife crossings known as ecoducts. Similar ecoducts can be found in Israel on Route 6. The longest of these in Holland is Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo (sand quarry nature bridge at Crailo), which spans a distance of 800 meters long and 50 meters wide used to protect the endangered European badger, as well as populations of wild boar, red deer, and roe deer, and spans a railway line, business park, river, roadway, and sports complex. You can see the great variety of flora which depend on the free movement of the animals for fertilization.
The Nature Bridge forms the connection between the Bussumerheide and Spanderswoud. The Bussumerheide is a heathland located near Bussum.
The Spanderswoud is a forest area of about 213 acres west of the road Bussum – Hilversum
The Nature Bridge is also within walking distance, from the Bussum-Zuid Railway station.