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.
“Outstanding Timber Bridge”
March 20, 2019, by peterjuliab2016
I love timber structures and bridges and this is a lovely example of both. I visited this lovely piece of architecture a few times and always enjoy it. To appreciate it you have to stand inside at...
“Lived here for 40 years, pedestrian bridge was a welcome addition”
March 17, 2019, by Pat H
beautiful set up, made for easy access to the walking trails along the Kicking horse River as well as to the hospital and residential side of town.
“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...