The Steel Trestle Bridges on the Hamakua Coast consists of the Hakalau, Kapue, Kolekole, Nanue, Paheehee, and Umauma Stream Bridges. These bridges were constructed in 1911 as railroad bridges and in 1953 were converted to highway bridges. The Steel Trestle Bridges on the Hamakua Coast are significant for their associations with the Hilo Railroad Company. In addition they are significant for their 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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