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.
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.
October 22, 2019, by bluehat64
Ok its a wooden bridge but strangely beautiful with the roaring river passing underneath, Nice information boards detail its construction and spent an enjoyable time just relaxing and watching...
“great walking area”
October 06, 2019, by sanbornbob
Nice aspect of "old town" Golden is the walking trail along the river. The bridge is part of this walk. The walking trail is not just tied into the old part of town, but also provides some distance...