Waimea Swinging Bridge Repairs Completed Ahead of Schedule
Repairs to Waimea Swinging Bridge after a rockslide in January are finished ahead of schedule and Menehune Road as reopened to all motorists, county officials announced this morning.
Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation following the rockslide on Jan. 4 as it blocked Menehune Road and isolated at least 24 families who live in the area. At the time, the rockslide cut off critical communications infrastructure and damaged the historic Swinging Bridge.
Over the past five months, construction crews worked to stabilize the slope above Menehune Road. The scope of work for the Waimea Swinging Bridge included restoring the section of the bridge’s pedestrian walkway, landing platform, and stairs damaged by the rockfall event.