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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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“Work of art - Passion of community”
Work of art - Passion of community
October 12, 2017, by Yogaprasad
This bridge is the must see in this beautiful little town, especially if you are a photographer make sure to visit during Sunset. An interesting piece of engineering and precision. They also have...
“A surprise”
A surprise
October 04, 2017, by dh16360
We visited during dusk hours and the color of the river was really beautiful. They have a nice story board that explains when and how the bridge was built. It’s close to a small plaza with an...
“Community Effort”
Community Effort
September 29, 2017, by shainmoch
The bridge is very unique with an interesting story on how the bridge was engineered and constructed. The history of architecture is posted through out the bridges structure for any avid reader, Well...

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