After a series of delays, the construction of the West Thomas Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass is finally complete.
Originally slated for a May 2012 opening, the project encountered several delays due to trouble acquiring materials.
And while you may still see crews working near the overpass on minor tasks over the next several weeks, the overpass and trail through Myrtle Edwards Park are both open for use.
The new overpass gives bicyclists and pedestrians direct access from the lower Queen Anne community to Myrtle Edwards Park, crossing over the Elliott Avenue West and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks at West Thomas Street. The overpass also connects the Myrtle Edwards Park bicycle trail to the Lake to Bay Loop, which is a future bicycle route linking the Seattle waterfront with South Lake Union and Seattle Center.