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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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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 172 reviews
“A nice little walk in the winter”
A nice little walk in the winter
February 23, 2017, by Lindy W
The bridge was very fancy with great detail. It was winter so it was a bit plain, not very much to see.
“Local Asset”
Local Asset
February 02, 2017, by Dogsleftathomeagain
Picturesque and lovingly built by true artisans in the last 20 years. Worth finding if you are walking around Golden - a community project for which they should be congratulated!
“Nice crossing”
Nice crossing
January 16, 2017, by Preston S
Wish this was here when we were kids. I fell through the ice on the kicking horse when I was a boy. Brothers laid on the ice and pulled me out. The bridge is well constructed and is a new added...