Kicking Horse River Bridge

This bridge crosses the Kicking Horse River in southeastern B.C., about 160 miles east of Calgary. The very large pedestrian bridge is now part of Golden's trail system.

Client
City of Golden, B.C.

Partners/sponsors
Canadian Wood Council

Client contact
Engineer at Golden Economic Development Office

Local hero
Christoph Loesch

Notable aspects
50 m (156 ft.) long. The bridge structure is a modified Howe Trusses and a Burr Arch (from a local glulam plant). Truss cut on a Hundegger.  Five-bent hammer beam truss system w 28-ft. span.

TFG leaders
Leo Oesterle, Peter Treuheit.

Blogs

News

Photographers
Cheryl Chapman, Jean Steinbrecher

Narrative
TF 62. Scantlings 80, 85

 


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PHOTO CHERYL CHAPMAN
PHOTO JOEL MCCARTY

Project Short Description


Covered bridge (modified Burr Arch)

Project Details

  • Location Golden, B.C., Canada
  • Year 2001

over 24 million board feet of wood rescued.

Quality, customer satisfaction, longevity.

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