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Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge


While exploring downtown Golden, stroll on the newly built River Walk, opened in October 2021, and over the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge at 8th Ave North. Golden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the river of the same name.  At 46 meters (151 feet) across, it’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. 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 333 reviews
“Beautifully constructed walkway!!”
Beautifully constructed walkway!!
June 07, 2022, by mikeypy
Enjoy the views from the brige to the swift clean river rushing below. You are connected to all the great restaurants and shops Golden has to offer.
“A bridge, abridged.”
A bridge, abridged.
June 02, 2022, by SamTAReviews
This is something you really need to know about Golden - there is a river running through it. Whilst this may not seem like an issue, sometimes you need to be on the other side of the river. Just...
“Not Worth The Stop”
Not Worth The Stop
December 26, 2021, by Bela N
Purposely had this on our schedule as we drove through. This is definitely not worth the stop. Yes it’s photographic but it’s just a bridge. Would not go back here.
8th Ave North
Golden, BC