JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Teton County could soon close a hole in its growing pathways system.

Government staffers for Jackson and the county are recommending that lawmakers approve building a bridge across the Snake River north of Highway 22.

The Jackson Hole Daily (http://bit.ly/yQ4spF ) reported Monday that building a bridge north of the highway is cheaper than building one to the south and would help avoid conflicts with plans by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The northern option would cost between $2.8 and $4.2 million and would also be wider and have viewing decks.

Voters in Jackson Hole passed a $6 million excise tax to raise money for pathways linking both sides of the valley.