Reminder: Second Wooden Bridge on Kaiwiki Road to be Closed TODAY

The Department of Public Works is scheduled to reinforce the support beams on the second wooden bridge on Kaiwiki Road in North Hilo TODAY, weather permitting.

No pedestrian or vehicles will be allowed to use the bridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while repairs are underway.

The wooden bridge located close to the top of Kaiwiki Road serves seven residences. They will be notified by Public Works in advance of the bridge closure.

The County of Hawai’i maintains 127 bridges that are registered under the National Bridge Inventory and administered by the Federal Highway Administration. Twenty-eight of the 127 bridges are wooden and serve the communities of Puna, Hilo, Kohala, Kona, Hāmākua and Ka’ū.

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