Los Angeles Magazine | The Cougar Bridge Across the 101 Will Be an Epic Feat of Fundraising

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Los Angeles Magazine | The Cougar Bridge Across the 101 Will Be an Epic Feat of Fundraising

Los Angeles Magazine | The Cougar Bridge Across the 101 Will Be an Epic Feat of Fundraising

California transportation officials and environmentalists are planning to construct the largest animal crossing on earth to save mountain lions and other threatened species from extinction.

The project—a 200-foot-high bridge across ten lanes of the 101 Highway 35 miles from Downtown L.A. so that animals trapped in the Santa Monica Mountains can access feeding and breeding areas across the bustling expanse—is estimated to cost $87 million, most of which will be private funds. Environmentalists have already raised a stunning $13.5 million from just about 2,000 donors. But they still need a lot of generous people to pony up dough.

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