We recently discovered a small stone arch bridge under the road on 5th Street in Towanda, Butler County, Kansas, with the aid of a newspaper reference.
The Strength of a Mortarless Stone Bridge
A mortarless stone arch bridge can be quite strong, as the secret to a successful stone bridge is to keep all the forces in compression as opposed to “gluing” the stones with mortar.
A Partly Buried Little Walnut Township Stone Culvert
We recently discovered a partly-buried stone arch culvert in Butler County, Kansas, which provides some revealing insight on another stone arch culvert in the area.
James Kiser’s Culverts: Newly Found Butler Stone Culverts
In this post we investigate the history and builder of two stone arch culverts located in Butler County, Kansas near Leon on 120th Street that were recently found.
Using Feathers and Wedges to Split Stone
Feathers and wedges are simple-to-use and reliable tools that provide an easy means for obtaining reasonable slabs out of massive, irregularly shaped stones.
A Summary of the Dexter Township Culverts
In this post we summarize and show the locations of the nine stone arch bridges we found in Cowley County which are not on the county’s stone bridge brochure.
Two More Cowley Stone Culverts
In this post we look into two more stone arch culverts found on Cowley County’s roads which are nevertheless not on the county’s stone arch bridge brochure.
Four More Additions to the Cowley County Stone Bridge List
As a result of some searching, we found four small stone arch bridges near Dexter, Cowley County, Kansas, which do not appear on the county’s stone bridge brochure.
Three New Additions to the Cowley County Stone Bridge List
Aided by old newspaper sources, we discovered three small stone bridges in Cowley County, Kansas, which do not at present appear on the county’s stone arch bridge brochure.
Pawhuska’s Big Stone Bridge: Part 3
In Pawhuska, Oklahoma is an imposing, triple arch stone bridge with an interesting history. In this series of posts, we investigate the story behind the magnificent structure.