Mix and Match

by Michael Abrahams, P.E., Vice President; Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., New York, NY,
Frank McHale, P.E., Proj. Mgr.; Dillingham Construction Pacific, Ltd., Honolulu, Hawaii,
Paul Wolf, P.E., Proj. Mgr.; Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc., New York, NY,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 1, Pg. 68-71

Document Type: Feature article


The U.S. Navy wanted to expand operations at Pearl Harbor, which required a bridge from Oahu to nearby Ford Island. The bridge spans more than 4,000 ft, and combines a fixed bridge and floating bridge. The pontoon section moves 760 ft, more than half its length, to create an opening large enough for aircraft carriers to pass.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Ports and harbors | Maintenance and operation | Islands | Bridge management | Aircraft and spacecraft

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