‘Singing Bridge’ repairs pau, both lanes open

The state Department of Transportation said Friday emergency repairs to the Wailuku Bridge, aka the “Singing Bridge” located on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) between Waianuenue Avenue and Pukihae Street in Hilo, are complete.

Traffic flow on the bridge for both Honokaa and Hilo bound travelers was restored as of 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The need for the emergency repairs to the makai bridge girders was found in September.

The structural repair work is now complete and the final painting of the girders is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month.

The previously announced closures and Hilo-bound detour via Wainaku Street are no longer necessary.

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