Severe flooding damages Hana bridge, making it unsafe for vehicle traffic
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 10:12 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 12:36 AM HST
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County closed the back road to Hana on Wednesday night after crews found severe damage under the Kukuiula Bridge.
The Department of Public works said recent flooding weakened the bridge’s foundation, rendering the bridge unsafe for vehicle traffic.
The bridge was closed at Mile Marker 39.5 — about five miles east of Kaupo.
Officials said motorists traveling to Hana should plan to return via Keanae, Haiku and Paia.
In addition, repairs are expected to take at least two months.
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