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Opaekaa Bridge

Photos 

Opaekaa Bridge

Wikimedia Commons, photo by Joel Bradshaw, 11-28-2009

Photo provided by Craig Philpott

BH Photo #158361

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Opaekaa Bridge is also one of two known UK-made truss bridges in the US.

Facts 

Overview
Warren Pony truss bridge over Opaekaa Stream on Opaekaa Road
Location
Kauai County, Hawaii
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Planned to be replaced
History
Built 1900
Builder
- Alex Findlay & Co. of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Design
Warren Pony truss with asphalt over wood deck.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1983
Also called
Opaekaa Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+22.05881, -159.37828   (decimal degrees)
22°03'32" N, 159°22'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
4/460969/2439384 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kapaa
Elevation
301 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83000253 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 12712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1986)
382

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2014: Updated by Luke: Changed "British-Made" to "UK-made"
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder.
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 2, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos and refined design
  • March 19, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated design, submitted photo

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