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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's Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, 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 338 reviews
“Nice stop”
Nice stop
July 26, 2023, by Christina B
It was a nice stop while in Golden. History and the views are good. There’s a number of places along the banks to enjoy too. There’s also a 10km bike path along Kicking Horse River.
“Golden pedestrian bridge”
Golden pedestrian bridge
August 14, 2022, by Scott H
It’s a bridge that’s covered. It’s nice but that’s it. Good shade from heat of the day. I believe it’s over the kicking horse river and not to far from where it merges into the Columbia river.
July 09, 2022, by francesmE9644IZ
This is one of the oldest wooden bridges in Golden. It’s just a pedestrian bridge but fascinating to see.