Driving from US Mainland to Hawaii May Soon Be Possible

UPDATE: This is an April Fool’s Day joke from 2010. There are no plans to create a bridge to Hawaii.

In an effort to boost the economy, government officials have commissioned a study the details required  to build a road from California to Hawaii. The governors of both Hawaii and California are cautiously optimistic with the possibilities. California’s Governator Schwarzenegger said, “Hear me now and listen to me later, this bridge to Hawaii is not as far fetched as some might think. We welcome this bridge to the Aloha State and will work to make it a reality.”

With the thoughts of bolstering Hawaii’s tourism, Hawaii’s Governor Lingle stated that, “This bridge may seem like a dream to most, but we in Hawaii look forward to a two way street to both welcome visitors and provide more affordable ways for our residents to travel to the mainland.”

Early estimates for the road to Hawaii indicate that the conduit could be in place as quickly as 2015. The commissioned study has many logistics to work through and funding is likely to become an issue, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that this wish becomes a reality. And if you believe this, I have a ski resort on Kauai for sale.

18 comments
  1. Woohooo!

    I hope they have plenty of gas stations and restrooms! I don’t want to be the guy that can’t hold it and has to pee into the Pacific Ocean! 🙁

  2. And this is part of Obama’s “green” agenda how? MORE reliance on oil & gasoline by encouraging Americans to DRIVE more? But then again, “Cash for Clunkers” was a “green” initiative too right – by encouraging Americans to BUY MORE CARS.

    So what happens when there’s an earthquake and tsunami danger? Or when there’s a typhoon?

    And what happens when Hawaii finally gets independence?

    This all seems like nonsense and waste of time. Go visit Hawaii – but plane or ship will do.

  3. That was great! funny thing was that for the first time ever this morning I saw a license plate on a car from Hawaii! In Toronto! I said to my daughter that that must have been a long journey!

    Thanx for the laugh!
    Melanie

  4. Some people that visit Long Beach, California believe that the Catalina Islands (which are about 30 miles away) are actually the Hawaiian islands, so to them, building a bridge to Hawaii wouldn’t be a big deal.

    True story: I had a friend from Long Beach that was taking an important customer around on a tour of his beloved city and when they reached the shoreline he pointed out the Catalina Islands on the ocean horizon and remarked “Look, you can see the Hawaiian islands from here!”. His customer without hesitation shouted “Wow!” with excitement. My friend was too embarrassed to tell him he was just joking. He never did that again to a client since trust in a business relationship is very important.

    Moral of the story: Your teacher was right about how important geography would be in your life.

  5. OMG I should have read onward before posting. Too much! You’re good! Thanks for the raised eyebrows! No I didn’t laugh because the idea is stupid.

  6. Thanks all for providing me with a few good chuckles, too.

    And,just in case some thought this story might be plausible, I want to say…..It’s just an April Fools Day joke. 🙂

  7. Have to do much engineering to build road to HI for sure.
    IE goes to Oahu or Maui & then sea state, storms, tides effect surface roadway, speeds, Or use Evacuated Tube Train to HI.
    See E3.com

  8. About 5 years ago I bought a Chevy S10 pickup using an online auction service viewing a police auction in a neighboring city. The Auctioneer was going on about how they got the vehicle from a DUI Checkpoint during the last holiday weekend.
    It seems that the guy passed out when he was just 3 cars from the inspection point. He would have gotten away because he was going to be waved through, since they were checking every 5th vehicle. It was a good thing he had took it out of gear while waiting, otherwise somebody could have been hurt, had his foot slipped off of the clutch pedal.
    The officers were joking around about the reason he fell asleep was from the long drive from Hawaii.
    There was a window sticker for parking at a beach resort & a sticker for a boat trailer permit on the back bumper. Both were issued by the Hawaiian State Government & were still valid for another year..

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