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.
“Cool wooden bridge”
January 15, 2020, by YYC_Foodie
Great way to cross the river and see how bridges used to be built. Wooden frame bridges are a thing of the past. Nice spot to relax, too.
“Beautiful Bridge ”
January 14, 2020, by adventureguyNZ
Amazingly built bridge with that old time feel. You certainly do not see these in NZ. It was lovely in the snow. Would love to see it in the summer. Interesting history and worth a visit.
October 27, 2019, by 915brigittel
A new bridge with the feel of a historical building. Still smells of lumber. A great place to take pictures, the trestles frame them.