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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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4.5 based on 263 reviews
“Very attractive town centre”
Very attractive town centre
November 15, 2018, by E2684TNpickyfromuk
This is a lovely bridge across the Kicking Horse River which is a milky blue due to the blue clay it runs over. There are cycle trails either side of the bridge and the area around the bridge has...
“Bridge”
Bridge
November 14, 2018, by Scottdbaby
If you're into bridges, it's a cool bridge. We were just there and thought we'd check it out. Wouldn't drive to town just for this though.
“Wonderful Bridge to cross to the other side”
Wonderful Bridge to cross to the other side
November 05, 2018, by froglag
This is a bridge in the middle of Golden to lead you to walking paths that follow the river. It was a great place to take a break from driving and just enjoy the walk along with the beautiful river...

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