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HCR - Wailuku River Bridge (Hilo)

Photo 

Railway bridge over mouth of wailuku river

The original trestle bridge.

Photo from Drregor

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #246886

Map 

Description 

Heavy rain and an earthquake are blamed for the crumbling of ten of the concrete bents. Presumably the replacement was the three span riveted Warren truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stringer bridge over Wailuku River on Hilo Railroad
Location
Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built as Hilo Railroad expanded up the Hamakau coast, collapsed 1923 Mar 31
Railroad
- Hawaii Consolidated Railway (HCR)
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+19.72819, -155.08746   (decimal degrees)
19°43'41" N, 155°05'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
5/281230/2182748 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hilo
Inventory number
BH 55204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Hawaii Consolidated Railway", "Railroad"
  • January 14, 2013: Added by Fmiser

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Hawaii bridges - Article mentioning the bridge collapse.