Kapalua Bridge

Kapalua Adventure Course, Maui, HI

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Construction Images , May-July 2008

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Ken Gilman delivers a mainline spool over rough terrain.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Gabe Newton hauls the other three by truck.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

South piles in the ground.

 

 

photo Marty Walz

Excavators at north abutment.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Sunset from the bridge site.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

North abutment: screwing in helical piles with torque motor.

 

photo Aaron Nelson

Carroll Vogel hanging out on the edge.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Aaron Nelson with geo-technical inspector Rick Cooper; starting a pile.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Robert Mitton and Steve Howell cut the pile tops to design elevation.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Helical pile after installation at 10,000 ft pounds.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Ken and Steve assemble the first tower leg.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Robert and Steve assemble number two.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Robert and Steve show their work: Two complete north tower legs.

 

 

Robert and Carroll tag team the south anchor excavation.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

View down in the hole from big excavator.

 

 

photo Gabe Newton

Carroll and Robert form a bucket brigade on north side.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Robert checks the anchor face angle as Carroll adjusts it with the bucket.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Unorthodox crane: Test lift of a tower leg with the excavator (sans bucket).

 

photo Gabe Newton

Mary Pat Mitton moves forms to the north abutment.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

North abutment: Aaron, Austin Thompson, Ken and Marty Walz tie rebar.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

The Hawaiian Cement truck backs to the south abutment.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Austin and Aaron direct concrete into the north abutment.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Austin and Steve prep the mainlines for socketing.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Steve and Austin level the bridge bowl prior to pouring molten zinc.

 

photo Steve Howell

Marty challenges Austin for spool dominance.

 

 

photo Gabe Newton

Aaron on tag line: Tries to pull it alone.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Austin and tower leg number one.

 

 

photo Marty Walz

Ken and Gabe affix a tower leg to the excavator for lifting into position.

 

photo Gabe Newton

The tower raisers.

 

 

photo Marty Walz

Gabe packs some dirt over the anchors.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

The excavator is dwarfed by the 52' tower.

 

 

photo Marty Walz

Ken hustles to get the tower base bolts snug.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Ken up on the tower.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Tower leg two goes up at the south abutment.

 

photo Marty Walz

Steve and Ken assemble the tower horizontals.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Austin strikes a pose during north tower top horizontal assembly.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Tower leg three goes up, north abutment.

 

 

Marty releases the tower leg from the excavator.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Compacting and testing of soil density at the south anchorage.

 

 

Carroll during work at the north tower top horizontal.

 

photo Steve Howell

Marty on the completed tower.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

View of the job site from north tower top.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Aaron with geo-tech Rick Cooper.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Patrick O'Donnell and Steve ready the first mainline for pulling.

 

Steve and Patrick at tower top during mainline pull.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Three mainlines are across.

 

Carroll stands on mainlines, more than 200 feet up.

 

 

photo Gabe Newton

A double rainbow graces the bridge.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Bosun Chair work: Carroll installs the first suspender.

 

 

photo Gabe Newton

Austin and Ken enjoy the view from north abutment.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Austin installs suspenders.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Austin installing suspenders.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Gabe installs floor beams.

 

 

photo Gabe Newton

Carroll and Aaron assess the next step during skyline set up.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Lattice tower and the nature preserve above the bridge site.

 

 

photo Marty Walz

A sunset from the tower top.

 

photo Gabe Newton

Bridge enthusiast and photographer Patrick.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Chief engineer Al "Mike" Highberger, PE.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Nearly finished.

 

 

photo Carroll Vogel

View through decking from below.

 

photo Carroll Vogel

Kapalua Bridge on completion day: 7/14/08.