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.
“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...
“It's a nice bridge and walk.”
September 29, 2019, by thetotalpackage
Worth seeing if you are in the town of Golden. We visited on a Saturday for the market and some groceries. Manmade and very nice, spanning the beautiful Kicking Horse River but nothing in comparison...
September 26, 2019, by Grangergirl
After hearing about the community efforts to build this bridge, I had to take a look while passing through Golden. The bridge was in a beautiful area and there lots of people enjoying the area on...