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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.
 

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4.5 based on 227 reviews
“Over night stop.Great Patio and very dog friendly”
Over night stop.Great Patio and very dog friendly
May 29, 2018, by harper123202
I will definatly stop again when I am going through Golden even if it is just for a break and something to eat. Really friendly staff.
“A beautiful bridge with a beautiful view”
A beautiful bridge with a beautiful view
May 25, 2018, by CurtisJoelTravel
A landmark in downtown Golden, the bridge is a must-do while exploring the town. The bridge is a great spot for photos and offers some of the best views of the mountains and river. It is part of the...
“Nice attraction”
Nice attraction
May 18, 2018, by Robert K
This bridge is a nice attraction connecting the downtown with a residential area and the pathway system. It is a good feature for the town. Adds some additional character. (Not that Golden needs...

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