Architecture Standing the Test of Time
Enjoy the beauty, architecture, and ingenuity.
View the Stone Arch Bridges of Cowley County, Kansas
Stone arch bridges have been built for hundreds upon hundreds of years, and are still being built in some parts of the world. The beautiful and intriguing architecture of these bridges is well known and is still viewed with awe today. There are many stone arch bridges in the world, most of which still faithfully carry the road — just as they have done for centuries.
An interesting feature of many multi-span stone arch bridges is cutwaters —…
The arch faces are the most vulnerable point of a stone arch…
While the various counties in Kansas are considering the bridge problem, I wish to present a few facts about a bridge that is older than any of the colonial furniture now so popular. The arch bridge for beauty has never been equaled. An arch bridge adds beauty to any landscape. The durability and strength of the arch bridge is never questioned. Many such bridges in Europe built a thousand years ago are still as good as when built and never need repairs. — Walter Sharp, Bridge Builder
… a unique blend of history, physics, how-to, and photography. It offers well-researched information about bridges in Kansas (and other places, as well!) that can be extremely difficult to find anywhere else.