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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2006
The 85-year-old bridge spans Anahulu Stream and is sometimes known as
”We know the bridge closure inconvenienced a lot of people, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “This work simply had to be done to keep the bridge useable. Our City Department of Design and Construction worked closely with Kaikor to shave time off the project, and Kaikor’s project Superintendent Matthew Blackburn and his crew came through. We appreciate their efforts and the aloha they received from their neighbors.”
Kaikor and the City thanked Meryl Andersen, 79, a lifelong Haleiwa resident, who lives and owns land along Anahulu Stream. She allowed Kaikor to store equipment and machinery on her property for all 17 months that they worked on the bridge. That particular spot is right outside a house Joe Lazar, owner of Haleiwa Joe’s restaurant, rents from Andersen.
The crew plans to give her a ride in the first vehicle across the bridge when it reopens tomorrow.
One pedestrian walkway remained open during the work. City buses were rerouted and a special shuttle service instituted for the duration of the project. After tomorrow’s reopening of the bridge, regular service will resume. The shuttle service will continue for an hour or two.
Rehabilitation of the bridge cost $3,052,737.75
Marvin Char, Civil Division Chief, 527-6381
Michael Yuen, Construction Manager, 523-4228
|Friday, October 20, 2006|