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.
“Lovely restored local feature”
February 11, 2020, by Merran
This is hidden away behind the Main Street but it is well worth a look, it has lots of historical information so we found it very interesting.
“Worth a view ”
January 31, 2020, by pirmin67
Stopped by to have a look based on previous comments. This is a pretty bridge, amazingly crafted with a little bit of history behind it. Worth a view
“Great connection ”
January 24, 2020, by Sharonbader
We parked at one side of town and had an easy walk to the other side of town via this bridge. Great connection for golden. Super cool construction. Always a good idea to separate cars from...