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Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

kicking horse pedestrian bridge golden bc

While exploring downtown Golden, take a trip over the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge at 8th Ave North. Spanning the river of the same name at 46 meters (151 feet) across, it’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. Planned as a community event in 2001, over 100 members of the Timber Framers Guild came from the US, Europe and all over Canada to help raise the bridge.
The superstructure weighs approximately 210,000 lbs and was constructed of 72,000 bd.ft of Douglas-fir timbers. The community of Golden proudly regards the bridge, which also intersects with the walking trail that circles the town, as a symbol of cooperation.

8th Ave North
Golden, BC
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4.5 based on 178 reviews
“Not Just a Bridge More a Piece of Craft Art”
Not Just a Bridge More a Piece of Craft Art
May 28, 2017, by michaely416
Approaching the bridge you get a sense of the designer wanting to make a statement at this location. Walk across it and you realise the high level of craftsmanship that went into its construction...
“Symbolic spot in Golden BC”
Symbolic spot in Golden BC
May 22, 2017, by Allan B
A Nice spot to pass by on a walk through Golden's rotary trails, a beautiful construction that is very symbolic in the town, not to mention so centrally located. Spirit Square is located just below...
“Great Spot For Evening Walk”
Great Spot For Evening Walk
May 11, 2017, by Mike O
Had a great walk around Golden after a long days drive,just standing on the bridge and enjoying the view and the evening was a very nice way to end my work day.