Neighbors have been suffering through closed lanes on Mockingbird for weeks now, but all that traffic might be worth it now that the Katy Trail extension bridge has been completed over Mockingbird Lane. The bridge, which helps connect the Katy Trail to Ridgewood Trail, will allow cyclists and runners to travel from White Rock Lake to Victory Plaza by trail.

The bridge will also be a part of a larger project called The Loop, which is over 50 miles of trail connecting White Rock Lake, the Great Trinity Forest and Downtown, partially funded by the Circuit Trial Conservancy. The white, steel columns that rise above the bridge align the bridge with the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge in West Dallas. The construction has access points on both sides of Mockingbird so that neighbors don’t have to play frogger should they want to cross the street.

This Saturday, the University Crossing Public Improvement District and Mockingbird Station are hosting an event on from 9 to 11 a.m. in Glencoe Park and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mockingbird Station. There will be food and games to celebrate the opening of the bridge.

The new extension will be joined by many other cycling improvements should the bond pass next week. See more pictures below.