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ARCUE Scientists Close Hume Highway

On a Saturday in June of last year, traffic on the busy Hume Highway near Benalla was diverted for an unusual reason. The first of three rope bridges and three ‘glider poles’ were being installed to provide a means for squirrel gliders, possums and other native animals to pass safely across the road. The bridge and poles, the first of their kind in Victoria, were the culmination of a three-year research program involving researchers from the ARCUE, Monash University, the University of Melbourne and VicRoads.