The Opaekaa Road Bridge is a single-lane, wrought-iron, Warren truss bridge that terminates with vertical end posts. The bridge is 73 feet long and its trusses consist of 7 panels, each approximately 10 feet in length and 9 feet 8 inches tall. The Opaekaa Road Bridge is significant as the only known British-made iron bridge in the United States, and one of the few surviving iron bridges in the State of Hawaii. The bridge is also significant because of its associations with the development of the Wailua Homesteads.
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