Emergency work completed on Singing Bridge in Hilo with all restrictions lifted
The emergency work on Wailuku Bridge, also known as “Singing Bridge,” in Hilo has been completed, with speed and weight restrictions lifted, the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation said Monday.
Crews spent the past month doing emergency work to repair element degradation on the bridge located on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 19) between Wai‘ānuenue Avenue and Pukihae Street.
The bridge now can support the original 40-ton load limit and 35 mph speed limit.
The state made repairs to Wailuku Bridge in September 2019 and November 2020. These interim repairs address the safety and reliability of the structure until the completion of the full bridge rehabilitation project, which is planned for the fall of 2026.