While exploring downtown Golden, stroll on the newly built River Walk, opened in October 2021, and over the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge at 8th Ave North. Golden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the river of the same name. At 46 meters (151 feet) across, it’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. 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.