Stone Arch Bridges

  • The Structural Significance of Solid Backing: Part 1
    Solid backing is actually a major structural component of a stone arch bridge which uses it. One of its advantages is that it provides a more consistent stiffness behind the arch.
  • Butler County’s Gothic Stone Culvert
    We recently found another little-known stone arch bridge in Butler County, Kansas, north of Augusta. This culvert is unique as it features a pointed, Gothic-style arch.
  • Different Methods of Laying Arches
    There are several ways to build a stone arch. Each method has advantages and potential pitfalls, but choosing the right one for you can make stone bridge building easier.