Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hawaii's Bridges: Wiloa Park Pedestrian Bridge (2)

April 2001 (19.720 Degrees, -155.075 Degrees) Wiloa Park Pedestrian Bridge
A closer look at yesterday's pedestrian bridge. It appears to be three arches placed end to end. Arches carry a compressive load and so the arches have big ends that can push against each other and with abutments buried deep in the ground. It looks like the arches are supported by spindly little columns. There are two similar bridges in the background, so this must be an architectural theme for this park. The handrails had to be custom made but perhaps all the spans were precast and used on one of the three bridges.
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