High school students help build bridge on Braille Trail
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A special trail in Casper is getting a fresh new look.
On top of Casper mountain sits the Lee McCune Braille Trail.
Last Wednesday a group of students from Pathways Innovation Center gave the bridge a makeover.
Bob Porter from the Casper Mountain Lions Club says, “They spent the last year building the bridge. We actually started the project a couple of years ago and this last year they spent the year building the bridge, and today the students are up here on the Braille trail installing the bridge they built over the school year.”
The Braille Trail is maintained by the Lions Club and has been in operation since the mid-70s, giving folks of all abilities an opportunity to enjoy some of Wyoming’s natural beauty.
Students from pathways innovation center began to install the new bridge and preparing it for visitors.
Pathways student Mason Maddox says, “Also the Braille trail there’s a lot of sign posts and stuff that tells you about the different kinds of trees or it’ll point out a certain type of birds nest. That’s educational, it teaches you about the world around you.”
Porter says, “It’s probably a hidden resource in Casper that very few people know about. I mean they just... I know people who have been in Casper their whole life and have never been on the trail and don’t know it exists. Yet the rest of us are up here all summer long working on it. I mean it’s a beautiful project for Casper.”
The members of the Lions Club believe that all folks should have access to the great outdoors and this trail is one of the few Braille Trails in the country. If it all goes according to plan, it’ll be open here in a couple of weeks.
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