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Christmas Island rangers have taken road safety to a
whole new level with the construction of a "crab bridge"
over the island's busiest road.
In preparation for the annual spawning season, rangers
have been setting up barriers along the roadside to prevent
the crabs from being crushed under the wheels of cars.
A five-metre-high bridge has also been constructed at one
point along the road to help the crabs move across the island
and continue their migration.
Rangers on Christmas Island have also constructed 31
underpasses across the island to assist the migrating crab
masses en route to spawn.
More than 50 million crabs are expected to be involved in
the annual migration, predicted by the Tourism Association
to take place on January 6.
at least a week, with the male crabs usually arriving before the females. "