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Kaukau'ai Bridge, Spanning Kaukau'ai Gulch on Hana Highway (County R, Kipahulu, Maui County, HI



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Location
Spanning Kaukau'ai Gulch on Hana Highway (County R, Kipahulu, HI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER HI-70
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
See also HAER No. HI-75, Hana Belt Road, for additional documentation.

Significance: The Kaukau`ai Bridge is a contributing element to the Hana Highway Historic District and is one of fifty-nine bridges and numerous culverts constructed along this route between 1908 and 1947. The bridge and roadway achieve state and local significance in the areas of engineering, transportation, commerce, and social history under criteria A and C. Kaukau`ai Bridge was the first open-spandrel arch bridge on Maui and is an excellent example of early reinforced-concrete bridge construction in Hawai`i. Open-spandrel concrete arch bridges demonstrated sophisticated engineering and marked the evolution of concrete technology toward lighter, yet larger, structures. The bridge is a product of the Territorial Loan Fund program (ca. 1911-1915), and represents the County's investment in permanent improvements requiring the mobilization of skilled labor and significant public funds. The construction of a road and bridges to Hana between 1900 and 1947 opened East Maui to settlement, agricultural enterprises, and tourism. The Hana Belt Road retains the highest concentration of unaltered and stylistically consistent historic bridges in Hawai`i.

Subjects
Bridges


Related Names
Franzen, David, Photographer
Shideler, Barbara, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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