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Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge


While exploring downtown Golden, stroll on the newly built River Walk, opened in October 2021, and over the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge at 8th Ave North. Golden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the river of the same name.  At 46 meters (151 feet) across, it’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. 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.


TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 331 reviews
“Not Worth The Stop”
Not Worth The Stop
December 26, 2021, by Bela N
Purposely had this on our schedule as we drove through. This is definitely not worth the stop. Yes it’s photographic but it’s just a bridge. Would not go back here.
“Photogenic bridge”
Photogenic bridge
November 02, 2021, by lazigirl
It is just a bridge but a very photogenic one and leads to some nice walks along the river plus is close to town.
“A gorgeous bridge with a beautiful view of kicking horse river”
A gorgeous bridge with a beautiful view of kicking horse river
October 28, 2021, by Brent B
We loved the pedestrian bridge, I would for sure recommend going there at night as well as it is so beautiful under the lights. A nice walk with many stores restaurants near by.
8th Ave North
Golden, BC