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Tue January 4, 2011
Teton County Commissioners approve latest Pathway effort
By Bob Beck
Jackson, Wy – The Teton County Commission approved spending over 450-thousand dollars today (Tuesday) for a bridge that is the final key piece in a 20 mile long off-road pathway. The bridge would go over the Gros Ventre river. Friends of Pathways executive director Tim Young says it will allow the completion of a state of the art pathway project for Jackson. "It will be able to connect from the town into Grand Teton National Park. Including many really significant destinations along the way. Like the National Museum of Wildlife Art will have an underpass under the highway that connects directly to the pathway. Young says it will lead to a connection all the way to Jenny Lake. "It connects eventually to Moose and the Grand Teton National Park headquarters. It's a tremendous asset for the state of Wyoming."
Young says such a pathway in and around a national park is unique in the country.