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Monday, October 22, 2012

Kapaia Swinging Bridge To Be Discussed at the Kaua'i County Council's Meeting October 24th

It's on the Agenda...

The status of the Kapaia Swinging Bridge is on the Kaua‘i County Council agenda on October 24.


 
Before March storm:
  The County Engineer is scheduled to brief the council members on the damage to bridge, the status of the repairs, and any conditions by the State Historic Preservation Division. 

The Kapaia Foundation is working to save the bridge, and invites preservationists to join them at the Council meeting.  It is 9 a.m. on October 24 at the historic Kaua‘i County Building in Līhu‘e. 

Storm-caused flood further damages bridge in March:


Some History...

The pedestrian suspension bridge was built in 1948 across Kapaia Stream to connect residents of the sugar mill residential camps. It is significant for association with Kaua‘i’s multi-ethnic heritage, plantation era history, and engineering.  It is designated on the State Register of Historic Places, and was placed on HHF’s Most Endangered Historic Places list due to years of neglect and safety issues.  It was further damaged in a storm-caused flood in March. 

For more information, contact Laraine Moriguichi at savekapaiaswingingbridge@yahoo.com
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