Ant Bridge Phases (video) Princeton University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption The researchers found that the ants, when confronted with an open space, start from the narrowest point of the expanse and work toward the widest point, expanding the bridge as they go to shorten the distance their compatriots must travel to get around the expanse. Previously, scientists thought that ant bridges were static structures. Credit Courtesy of Matthew Lutz, Princeton University, and Chris Reid, University of Sydney Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.