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Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

kicking horse pedestrian bridge golden bc

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.

8th Ave North
Golden, BC
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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 194 reviews
“A nice place for a walk”
A nice place for a walk
July 18, 2017, by redinga78
A nice area to take a walk. The bridge itself is a beautiful structure that joins a few paths and also is close to downtown. The square next to it also houses activities at different times...
“interesting bridge”
interesting bridge
July 17, 2017, by Natalia M
It sits by square where they have concerts on Wednesday nights during summer. Cool bridge in itself too.
“Great for an after dinner stroll”
Great for an after dinner stroll
July 12, 2017, by Skwiki
We've always just rushed through Golden on the way to or from the Rockies . This time we thought we would explore a little and we all were so glad we did. After dinner we sought out this bridge that...