New structure replaces old roadway prone to regular flooding after heavy rains or flash floods
(Parsippany, New Jersey) – 13 July 2017 – Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, has announced that it designed and provided a permanent bridge to Mocon Construction for vehicle and pedestrian use in the Keahua Arboretum in the Keahua State Forest in Kauai. Planted with native plants and vegetation introduced by the University of Hawaii, the Arboretum is also enjoyed for picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking and horseback riding.
The original route, a concrete roadway, had sunk over time and flooded after heavy rains. Safe passage over the Keahua Stream was not always possible in this remote but highly traveled area. The decision was made to construct a permanent bridge at the site, along with new roadway alignment and a drainage culvert with inlet and outlet.
The decision to use an Acrow structure made sense for the tight construction zone, where Acrow modular components can be installed more easily than most other styles of bridges in constrained build areas. The 110-foot-long by extra-wide single lane bridge has a coated deck and a special one-meter-wide sidewalk that was specified by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). As with all Acrow products, the bridge will be virtually maintenance-free with a lifespan of 75 years or more.
The bridge, opened in April 2017, is owned by Hawaii DLNR. The design engineer was Kai Hawaii, Inc.
“It is gratifying that our bridge is being utilized to provide safe crossing for visitors to this amazing recreation area,” said Bill Killeen, President and CEO of Acrow Bridge. “Our maintenance-free, easily assembled steel bridges are completely USA made, with the highest quality construction standards and materials.”
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Acrow Bridge has been serving the transportation and construction industries for more than 60 years with a full line of modular steel bridging solutions for vehicle, rail, military and pedestrian use. Acrow’s extensive international presence includes its leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in over 80 countries, covering Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.acrow.com