03/30/20-KEAHUA BRIDGE CLOSED DUE TO HEAVY RAINSPosted on Mar 30, 2020 in Forestry & Wildlife, Main, Media, News Releases, slider
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
KEAHUA BRIDGE CLOSED DUE TO HEAVY RAINS
Loop Road Repairs Delayed
(Lihu’e) – Last weekend a high level of rainfall was recorded across the island of Kaua’i. The USGS South Fork Wailua Stream gage recorded an increase from 5 feet to 20 feet high of water on Saturday. This heavy rain event caused severe damage to the Keahua bridge at the entrance to the Līhu‘e-Kōloa Forest Reserve.
The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is temporarily blocking the entrance to Keahua bridge until damage assessments and repairs can be performed. Please do not attempt to cross the bridge because the foundations and support bracings have been compromised.
Due to this closure, the repairs for Loop Road are being postponed until the bridge is re-opened. Questions or concerns, please contact 808-274-3433 or: [email protected]
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DLNR Communications Specialist