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.
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.
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.
We recently found yet another stone arch bridge in Cowley County, Kansas that is not on the county’s stone bridge brochure. This one is located near Cambridge.
We recently discovered another stone arch bridge in Cowley County, Kansas. This bridge features a unique arch composed of numerous thin stones and appears quite old.
We recently discovered another stone arch culvert in Butler County, Kansas. This culvert is unique both for its tiny size and the fact that it has been widened with an adjoining stone arch.
Fill-related problems in a stone arch bridge take on several forms, but often result in bulging, sliding, and failure of bridge components. These problems can be addressed.
Stone arches made with rubble masonry are easy to construct, and can be quite strong. The key to successfully building a rubble arch is in the laying and shimming of the stones.
There are several common themes that appear to have determined which stone arch culverts built by Kansas townships have stood the test of time.
We recently found two more stone arch bridges in Cowley County, Kansas, that are not on the county’s stone bridge brochure. These are both located in Otter Township.