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Wainiha River Bridge #3

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Wainiha River Bridge #3

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in June 2010

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BH Photo #169045

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Wainiha River on Kuhio Highway
Location
Kauai County, Hawaii
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931, lost 1992 during flooding from Hurricane Iniki, replaced by Bailey Truss bridge
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Span length: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Also called
Kuhio Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+22.21291, -159.54377   (decimal degrees)
22°12'46" N, 159°32'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
4/443955/2456494 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haena
Elevation
7 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
5,555
Inventory number
BH 12709 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated status, added photos
  • June 14, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected name
  • March 19, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location

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Comments 

Kuhio Highway Bridge
Posted February 3, 2008, by Joan Kim (jtkim5051 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Who were the builders of the bridges in Hanalei? I was told that my father built a bridge in Hanalei as a young contractor, which survived tidal waves, where others fell.