Installation of Bat Panels Under I-15 Santa Ana River Bridge

RCTC’s I-15 Express Lanes Project (I-15 ELP ) is working with other state and federal wildlife agencies to project the wetlands areas within the project corridor.

In preparation of necessary work on the I-15 Santa Ana River Bridge, 50 pre-cast panels are being installed on the under-side of the Santa River Bridge to provide temporary roosting for bats that inhabit the area.

Bats roost in the space designed between the panels and the bridge. The bats provide protection for the large horse population in the area, by eating mosquitoes that can carry diseases fatal to horses.

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