Oblique view facing north
The water of the Wailuku river on the left, Pacific Ocean on the right, and Hilo's Singing bridge in between.
Photo taken by Ryan Ozawa 2006 Nov 26
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
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BH Photo #246873
The deck is a steel grid which creates a singing sound from the tires of cars driving on it.
Built 1950, when the Hawaii Belt Road was built along the old railroad alignment. This bridge replaced a three span Warren railroad bridge at the same location. Two of the spans were reconfigured as an automobile deck truss crossing Kolekole Creek.
- Steel stringer bridge over Wailuku River on Hawaii Belt Road, Hwy 19
- Wainaku, Hawaii County, Hawaii
- Open to traffic
- Built 1950, replacing a 3 span railroad bridge at the same location.
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 421.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
- Also called
- Airplane Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +19.72819, -155.08746 (decimal degrees)
19°43'41" N, 155°05'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 5/281231/2182748 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 55192 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 03/2015)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
- December 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
- July 15, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Added category "Steel grate deck"
- January 12, 2013: Added by Fmiser
- Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com
- Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net