Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Cyclists enjoy the cyclist/pedestrian path across State Route 520 on the first day it opened to the public.
Photo courtesy of WSDOT Cyclists enjoy the cyclist/pedestrian path across State Route 520 on the first day it opened to the public.

After years of planning and work, the full length of the State Route 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail across Lake Washington opened on a chilly morning last week. By the end of the first day, more than 1,800 cyclists, runners and walkers had traversed the 2.75-mile long bridge via the path.

Steve Peer, spokesperson for the Washington Department of Transportation, said the trail started as a grassroots effort with multiple local organizations taking marked interest in the path.