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.
“A Must See”
June 21, 2019, by patricem628
While camping at Golden Eco Adventure Ranch on our trip through Alberta, BC we drove into Golden to see this bridge. It is beautiful! Be sure to read the plaques on the rails as they give the history...
“A unique structure and pleasant walk.”
June 21, 2019, by 735carolynl
Enjoy this stroll and scenery on the wooden bridge spanning the Kicking Horse river in Golden, BC. Paths along both sides make for a lovely walk. A few restaurants have outdoor seating where you...
“Kicking Horse Bridge”
June 12, 2019, by E8698RCjohnv
Nice created object with help of the community. Visited it when travelling through Canada in May/June 2019