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Karsten Thot Bridge


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over North Fork Kaukonahua on Kamehameha Highway
Honolulu County, Hawaii
Open to traffic
Built 1932
Warren Through truss
Total length: 213.9 ft.
Also called
Kamehameha Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+21.50063, -158.02939   (decimal degrees)
21°30'02" N, 158°01'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
4/600537/2377867 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 12696 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)


Built 1932 (806)
Built during 1930s (9,649)
Functionally obsolete (7,418)
Have street view (17,513)
Hawaii (135)
Honolulu County, Hawaii (40)
Open (33,087)
Owned by state (11,733)
Through truss (11,377)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,279)
Truss (26,596)
Warren through truss (1,293)
Warren truss (4,905)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2012: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design



Karsten Thot Bridge
Posted September 18, 2012, by LessZoa (less [dot] zoa [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge was closed on Sunday, September 16, 2012 for much needed repairs. Trusses and rivets/bolts have been rusting without proper maintenance and the bridge has become a safety concern.

Traffic was limited to vehicles below 10-tons, removing city bus, construction vehicles and larger truck access; however local police have noted not everyone followed the highly visible advisories set up along Kamehameha Hwy. A decision was made to totally close the bridge to expedite repairs.

The closure has snarled commuter traffic coming from the North Shore, Whitmore Village, and the Naval Communication Base (NCTAMS) in the early morning on Monday, September 17, 2012. Many on their way to work sat in the long, single lane traffic for over an hour without even getting out of Whitmore. Bused students to area schools were late by as much as 2 hours.

Work is expected to take approximately 6 weeks, however local sentiment (this writer admits to being a little biased here) expects it to take much longer. Continuing coverage by local news outlets can be found over the internet.

Kamehameha Highway Bridge
Posted February 13, 2008, by Ralph Kam (ralph [dot] kam [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is named Karsten Thot Bridge.