Nanue Stream Bridge is a steel girder and trestle bridge with a total length of 531 feet and a roadway width of 28 feet. It is built at the deck elevation of 286 feet over Nanue Stream along the Hamakua Coast on the Island of Hawaii. Nanue Stream Bridge is the tallest bridge on the Island of Hawaii. The superstructure is composed of a concrete deck on steel girder and the substructure is composed of c. 1912 steel railroad trestle supports with masonry (lava-rock) abutments. Open horizontal concrete rail and cap are placed as parapets. The Nanue 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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