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Makaha bridges’ makeover criticized by some residents

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 1983
                                Above, a bathhouse at Makaha Beach was taken out by erosion in 1983. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported in 1996, “The bathhouse resisted Hurricane Iwa’s wind and wave assault in November 1982, but the following February a giant west swell finally toppled the rest of the once-proud bathhouse.”
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 1983

Above, a bathhouse at Makaha Beach was taken out by erosion in 1983. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported in 1996, “The bathhouse resisted Hurricane Iwa’s wind and wave assault in November 1982, but the following February a giant west swell finally toppled the rest of the once-proud bathhouse.”

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A construction company contracted by the state installed rock dams while repairing Makaha bridges 3 (not shown), and 3-A, above, on Farrington Highway. Some residents worry the dams could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

A construction company contracted by the state installed rock dams while repairing Makaha bridges 3 (not shown), and 3-A, above, on Farrington Highway. Some residents worry the dams could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A “rock check dam” lines the stream bed makai of Makaha bridge 3 on Farrington Highway. Residents worry that the dam and one like it next to bridge 3-A could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

A “rock check dam” lines the stream bed makai of Makaha bridge 3 on Farrington Highway. Residents worry that the dam and one like it next to bridge 3-A could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A construction company contracted by the state installed rock dams while repairing Makaha bridges 3, at top, and 3-A (not shown), on Farrington Highway. Some residents worry the dams could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

A construction company contracted by the state installed rock dams while repairing Makaha bridges 3, at top, and 3-A (not shown), on Farrington Highway. Some residents worry the dams could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 1983
                                Above, a bathhouse at Makaha Beach was taken out by erosion in 1983. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported in 1996, “The bathhouse resisted Hurricane Iwa’s wind and wave assault in November 1982, but the following February a giant west swell finally toppled the rest of the once-proud bathhouse.”
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A construction company contracted by the state installed rock dams while repairing Makaha bridges 3 (not shown), and 3-A, above, on Farrington Highway. Some residents worry the dams could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A “rock check dam” lines the stream bed makai of Makaha bridge 3 on Farrington Highway. Residents worry that the dam and one like it next to bridge 3-A could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A construction company contracted by the state installed rock dams while repairing Makaha bridges 3, at top, and 3-A (not shown), on Farrington Highway. Some residents worry the dams could lead to flooding or, if washed out, damage the reef.