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 area of Golden for a walk.”
August 19, 2019, by ktboxter
Located downtown and is a nice area for walking along the river. A lot of restaurants, pubs and shops in the area.
“Great piece of community spirit in action!”
August 15, 2019, by icsmithyvr
Beautiful pedestrian bridge connecting the North and South side of the Kicking Horse river that we had rafted on earlier that day. Surprised by community concert ongoing (Wednesday nights in the...
“Even Better With The Farmers Market”
August 15, 2019, by SheriffBTJustice
Our visit was on a Saturday and the town square had several booth set up for the Farmers Market. The bridge opens into a nice paved area with is were many local farmers and craftsman display their...