The original Opaekaa Bridge.
(Photo: Hawaii State Archives)
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., at the Kapa‘a Middle
A presentation will be made on the proposed design for each of the respective bridges.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide input on the proposed designs and
share concerns they may have regarding the bridges.
In the initial phase of the project, consultant KAI Hawai'i, Inc. completed preliminary
studies on the project, including geotechnical studies and land surveying. The data collected
along with community input from the first round of meetings were used as the basis for the proposed bridge designs.
In 1904, the Opaekaa Bridge spanned the Wailua River
(they used the pieces to build the current Opaekaa Bridge, above.)
(Photo: Pat Griffin)
Additionally, the project team notified and consulted with Native Hawaiian organizations
and Native Hawaiian descendants that may have ancestral lineal or cultural ties to, cultural
knowledge or concerns for, or cultural religious attachment to the proposed project area
pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
For more information about the project, please contact Samy Venkatesan at 241-4885 or
HHF was a consulting party for the proposed repairs and supports the current proposal.