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.

Local Partner
City of Golden, British Columbia

Other Partners/sponsors
Canadian Wood Council

Local Partner Contact
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.


Kicking Horse Bridge profile / Canadian Wood Council


Kicking Horse River (Wikipedia)

Cheryl Chapman, Jean Steinbrecher

TF 62, Scantlings 80, 85


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Project Short Description

Covered bridge (modified Burr Arch)

Project Details

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