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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.
 

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“Awesome bridge”
Awesome bridge
October 14, 2018, by BarkShadeau
The bridge was built over a period of a few months and years. It is awesome! I really enjoyed seeing how it was built and what it represents. Great bridge to visit as there are not too many covered...
“Amazing Bridge”
Amazing Bridge
October 12, 2018, by Allan-Van-Micheals
Reminds me of day of old, a spectacular piece of engineering and quite big. The history of it is also great to read.
“Masterpiece of engineering”
Masterpiece of engineering
October 03, 2018, by PassepartoutNuneaton
The Kicking Horse pedestrian bridge is one of the highlights of Golden. The story of the building project is interesting, wood craftsmen from all over the country came together to achieve this.

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