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Construction of the Reef Runway at HNL began in May 1973 and was completed in September 1977. The runway is 12,000 feet long by 200 feet wide and was built completely offshore. The runway, known as 8R/26L was dedicated for use on October 14, 1977 at a final cost of $81 million. In a tribute to the engineering achievements of the Reef Runway the project received three awards: The 1978 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Nominee, American Society of Civil Engineers; One of the Ten Outstanding Engineering Achievements in the United States in 1977, National Society of Professional Engineers; and the Aviation Environment Award, Federal Aviation Administration.

1970s HNL 48

1970s HNL 48

Artist's drawing of the Reef Runway, Honolulu International Airport, November 1975.

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1970s HNL 79

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1976.

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1970s HNL 54

Early construction of the Reef Runway at Honolulu International Airport, 1975.

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1970s HNL 62

Reef Runway construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1976.

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1970s HNL 63

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1976.

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1970s HNL 60

Reef Runway construction at Honolulu International Airport, 1976.

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1970s HNL 61

Reef Runway construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1976.

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1970s HNL 59

Reef Runway construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1976.

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1970s HNL 42

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975.

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1970s HNL 87

Construction of Reef Runway, Honolulu International Airport, October 22, 1975.

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HNL 1974

HNL 1974

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport August 26, 1974

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Honolulu International Airport January 23, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1975

HNL 1975

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, 1975

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HNL 1976

HNL 1976

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, February 24, 1976.

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HNL 1976

HNL 1976

Runway 26, Honolulu International Airport, February 24, 1976.

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HNL 1976

HNL 1976

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, December 1, 1976.

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HNL 1976

HNL 1976

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, February 24, 1976.

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HNL 1977

HNL 1977

Reef Runway Construction, Honolulu International Airport, October 14, 1977.

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