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.
“Beautiful Timber Engineering”
February 20, 2019, by mol17345
I believe this is the longest timber constructed pedestrian bridge in Canada. Beautiful Douglas Fir construction and a marvel of engineering. Be sure to read the plaques along the bridge as they tell...
February 18, 2019, by Amy B
We were on our way to a snowmobile tour and stopped in Golden BC to check out the small town. As we were walking around, we spotted the bridge. We enjoyed the view and always like the history and...
“Very attractive town centre”
November 15, 2018, by E2684TNpickyfromuk
This is a lovely bridge across the Kicking Horse River which is a milky blue due to the blue clay it runs over. There are cycle trails either side of the bridge and the area around the bridge has...