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.
“Nice to see on a walk”
October 01, 2021, by Lindsayds
Nice bridge! We walked over it as part of longer river side walk. If you're interested in bridges, you'll enjoy seeing this one!!
“Amazing Work Of Art!”
September 26, 2021, by looseink
My wife and I were in town to celebrate our 17th Anniversary. The last time we stayed in Golden was three years ago and we had strolled down the street just next to this bridge without even knowing...
“Take your time!”
August 27, 2021, by SHamel67
Walk around the city and use the bridge to get a great view of the river and Kicking Horse mountain. The bridge is near the “downtown” area with its nice stores and restaurants.