Thousands of spiders occupied Main Street bridge in Columbus, Ohio!

The bridge in the capital city of Ohio is taken over by about 10 thousand spiders of different species, mostly by Araneidae and Tetragnathidae. Scientists assure that they pose no threat to people.


Cases when spiders inhabit bridges and other human-made constructions are not rare but this time, the number of arachnids is really enormous! Arachnologists suppose that this was caused by a combination of circumstances. The bridge over the Sioto River that cost $60 million was built to connect two city districts. The river bed was narrowed a bit to make a park on one of the banks and this could provoke intensive reproduction of various insects that live near water. As a result at night, army of insects fly to the bridge attracted by its bright illumination whereas spiders use this lucky opportunity to hunt.

Interestingly, the bridge is inhabited both by adult spiders and youngsters. Naturalists believe that this phenomenon gives evidence of a good ecological situation in the area.

Have you ever come across similar phenomena? Tell us in the comments below!

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20 Comments
Herbert Bioleite
Herbert Bioleite
Brazil try to kill all thr mosquitos and kill birds, and insects
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Jan 21, 2016 11:36PM
Kathryn A. Cobb
Kathryn A. Cobb
That is where checks and balances come into play...they need to change what they are using to preserve other living things
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Jan 30, 2016 11:11PM
David Wilson
David Wilson
fake
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Jan 31, 2016 12:22AM
Guess Gore
Guess Gore
God has made many creatures that we have not seen yet. Be open minded.
3
Jan 31, 2016 3:24AM
Ronald Bellanton
Ronald Bellanton
I have not seen it before, but I have heard of it numerous time.
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Jan 31, 2016 4:52PM
Eileen Gilbride
Eileen Gilbride
Even spiders get along. Why can't we humans?
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Jan 31, 2016 10:09PM
Julia Rose
The world would be uninhabitable without our eight legged friends. They are AMAZING!
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Apr 28, 2016 10:35PM
Mohinder Kapur
Mohinder Kapur
Yes
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Jun 19, 2016 5:55PM
Dennis G Horvath
I can hardly wait to send this to family in Columbus
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Jan 18, 2017 9:45PM
Lola Neal
Lola Neal
wow never saw this on new, why
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Jan 19, 2017 3:09PM
Maqsood Baluch
Good info , thnx .
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Feb 1, 2017 12:29AM
Carol Lauter
Interesting story!
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Feb 9, 2017 7:00PM
Nicole Toma-Tolman
Okay, I pulled into another video afterwards... and am SO relieved to find out that we do not swallow spiders in our sleep! That has haunted me forever! However, what about when they crawl into your ears to mate???
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Feb 16, 2017 8:55PM
Dean Bates
Super odd,,I hate spiders
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Mar 6, 2017 4:50PM
Raashid Khan
Nice
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Mar 11, 2017 9:04AM

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