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.
“Nice view from bridge. ”
July 27, 2020, by JennC1212
Walked across the bridge. Got some nice shots of the river. The square is cool but didn’t stop to see what it offered.
“If you're in Golden you just have to checkout Spirit Square and the amazing foot bridge.”
July 24, 2020, by 5cottie
Spirit Square is a pleasent place to roam or sit out with a cold beer on the patio of the Riverhouse Tavern but get off yer butt and go checkout the incredible woodern Bridge across the Kicking Horse...
June 30, 2020, by BeckyCanadian
Great bridge! Amazing views! Excellent walk in Golden. Close to trails and to downtown. Highly recommend. Definitely something to see in Golden.