HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Ihiihilaukea bridge on Kalanianaole Highway opened to traffic in 1931 and shows the signs of wear and tear.
"It has been deteriorating. Basically it's spall damage which is the rebar inside the concrete. Moisture has gotten in there so it causes the rusting and the expansion and the concrete to chip," state Transportation Department spokesperson Caroline Sluyter said.
The DOT Is giving the concrete arch bridge near the Koko Head shooting range a $2.4 million makeover, replacing rusted rebar and damaged concrete.
"After that the second phase will be wrapping it with a carbon fiber wrap to strengthen the bridge. And the third phase will be painting," Sluyter said.
She estimates the entire job will take about six months to complete.
"That is dependent on once they get in there they find there might be additional work. So possibly it could go as long as Summer 2014," she said.