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Akaka Falls, Hawaii Zipline Structures


The Challenge:

The ravine at the end of the course was the awe-inspiring obstacle to be crossed by a 3,200-foot-long-zipline. The site geometry and the location of the property line mandated a launch platform of considerable height and an equally tall and strong anchor tower. All the construction was in the countryside and the use of steel did not fit the aesthetics of the location.


Our Solutions:

Working with a wooden tower design that proved successful on a previous waterslide project many years ago, the scheme developed into a forest of poles for the platform wrapped by the access stair.


The Results:

The utility poles, stairs and platform all combined to provide the safe and elegant structure that forms the signature launch for one of Hawaii’s best zipline tours.


Services Provided:

Structural Engineering – Design of zip line and wooden towers

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