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.
“Nicely maintained ”
September 05, 2020, by Andiklv
Great place to stroll. Beautifully unique pedestrian bridge. Nice grounds along the river with benches and a water feature. Good photo ops.
“Cool attraction ”
August 30, 2020, by Kmariee
Walked in town and crossed this bridge a few times! Love the structure & the beautiful views when crossing this brisge
“Cute little walk ”
August 05, 2020, by tammyt373
It’s truly an experience to see water that came down the mountains 14 hours only ago! Was very fast and even tho 32 degrees outside the water cools you instantly