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Hakalau Bridge

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Hakalau Bridge

Photo from Hawaii Dept. of Public Works

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BH Photo #527096

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Hakalau Stream on Mamalahoa Road
Location
Honomu, Hawaii County, Hawaii
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930; Undermining discovered 2016; Closed February 2017; Repaired September 2018
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+19.89748, -155.13273   (decimal degrees)
19°53'51" N, 155°07'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
5/276721/2201551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Papaaloa
Average daily traffic (as of 1986)
20
Inventory number
BH 12646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (12,653)
Built 1930 (1,837)
Built during 1930s (12,166)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,258)
Deck arch (11,890)
Have street view (28,897)
Hawaii (256)
Hawaii County, Hawaii (99)
Honomu, Hawaii (7)
Open (40,970)
Owned by county (21,607)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,420)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,571)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 23, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • January 7, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Hakalau Bridge
Posted April 17, 2017, by Steve Hindle (steveh2010 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hi

Tried to get to the bridge today but the road down to it is now gated with a sign saying road closed - it looked like a permanent feature with concreted in gate posts, big locks.....

Hakalau Bridge
Posted October 2, 2016, by Stephen Sutter (kontiki [dot] hawaii [at] gmail [dot] com)

Prior to the bridge shown here over Hakalau Stream, there was a covered bridge built around 1898.

The photo below, that might be from the 1920's, is of Hakalau Valley which includes Hakalau Stream with the covered bridge crossing the stream. This can be seen on the left side of the photo.

On the right of the photo, one can also see the old Hakalau Planatation Co. camp housing that sits just off the main highway, now called Old Mamalahoa Hwy. This old highway now stops at the bottom just this Bridgehunter photo sits. It used to climb up out of the valley on the right side.