"It's so nice and smooth."
That's how one man described the new State Route 520 bridge, which opened to foot traffic over the weekend.
You may have heard that some people were stuck on the bridge, in a foot traffic jam, waiting an hour for a shuttle to scuttle them home. But most seemed OK with the situation. They bought food from food trucks and marveled that the bike lane will extend from the Arboretum to the Eastside.
The 520 bridge was a $1.3 billion project built in several parts, said Steve Peer, media manager for the 520 bridge. The pontoons were built in Aberdeen; the bridge deck in Kenmore.