The Kolekole Stream Bridge was built with steel girder and F1 beam system. The total length of the bridge is 497 feet and the roadway width is 28 feet. It is built at the deck elevation of 183 feet over Kolekole stream along the Hamakua Coast of the Island of Hawaii. The bridge has reinforced concrete and steel superstructure and substructure. Kolekole Stream Bridge is significant for its association with the Hilo Railroad Company. In addition it is significant for its association with three founders of the Hilo Railroad Company and as a representative example of early 20th-century engineering technology, as well as a source for information about early 20th-century steel manufacture and construction.
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