Singing Bridge, Hilo, Hawaii 1983
Childs, Iraphne R. (1983) Singing Bridge, Hilo, Hawaii 1983. [Image]
The "Singing Bridge" spans the Wailuku River, just north of Hilo on the island of Hawaii. The original railway bridge was washed away by the 1946 tsunami which devastated Hilo. There is a famous photograph of the 1946 tsunami wave washing into this bridge. The central span of the current bridge is now constructed of iron-grating so that a tsunami wave might pass through the bridge rather than destroying it, and so the bridge hums or "sings" as vehicles traverse it.
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:03|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2014 19:38|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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