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Another Lesser-Known Stone Arch Bridge: Whitewater River Bridge

Another Lesser-Known Stone Arch Bridge: Whitewater River Bridge

A bridge to add to our lesser-known stone arch bridge list is found in Butler County, Kansas.

In Plum Grove Township, about 3 ½ miles north of Potwin, there is a peculiar little stone arch bridge over the Whitewater River on NW 155th Street. Located about ½ mile west of the 115th–Buffalo Road intersection, this little bridge features a remarkably small arch. It is vaguely reminiscent of a low-water bridge — though with a stone arch opening.

The bridge has a long approach, with the arch located towards the western end, and a concrete top. Though somewhat battered, it still appears to be in reasonable condition. The masonry is somewhat crude, but the bridge is nevertheless an intriguing example of stone arch construction.

As of yet, we know nothing about the origin or age of this bridge. If you know anything about this bridge you can contact us. We will update to pass along any new information.