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Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Kauai reopens to the public

  • COURTESY KAUAI COUNTY
                                Repairs were completed for the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Friday.

    COURTESY KAUAI COUNTY

    Repairs were completed for the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Friday.

  • COURTESY KAUAI COUNTY
                                Runoff severely damaged the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Christmas Day 2019.

    COURTESY KAUAI COUNTY

    Runoff severely damaged the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Christmas Day 2019.

The Hanapepe Swinging Bridge on Kauai has reopened to the public following $10,000 in repairs, Kauai County officials said.

The historic bridge, a popular attraction in the town of Hanapepe on Kauai’s west side, was damaged by large debris from runoff during a flash flood on Christmas Day last year. The bridge had since been closed, but officially reopened on Friday.

“We thank the Hanapepe community, the Hanapepe Economic Alliance, and the community for your patience during the repair period of the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami in a news release. “Our crews with the Department of Public Works worked diligently to ensure this historic bridge was in safe and working conditions before it was reopened to the public.”

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