Part of a series, included is a list, a map, some photos and a summery of the stone arch bridges built by Butler County, Kansas between 1904 and 1907.
Stone Arch Bridges of Butler County, Kansas: Builders and Locations Part 2
By 1903, Butler County improved their stone arch bridge techniques. Included is a list of all stone arch bridges built by the county in this period and a map.
Stone Arch Bridges of Butler County, Kansas: Builders and Locations Part 1
The first in a series listing the stone arch bridges built by Butler County, Kansas, during the stone arch bridge era. This post covers 1882 – 1898.
Building Better Masonry
Masonry is rewarding undertaking. There is no “magic” behind building enduring structures, rather, stone masonry is easily learned with practice.
Stone Arch Bridge Rehabilitation
Here are several methods that have been developed to repair stone bridges that consistently extend the life and usefulness of the structure.
The Grant Bridge
The Grant Bridge in Butler County, Kansas, is a scenic stone arch bridge in incredible condition, and is one of the last such bridges to be built by Butler County.
A New Addition to the Stone Arch Bridges of Butler County List
We have added another stone arch culvert to our Butler County, Kansas stone bridge list. This structure has been widened and is near Augusta.
American Railroad Stone Arch Bridges
American railroads built many premium quality stone arch bridges because well-built stone bridges last and can handle massive loads well.
Building an arch that is tapered by making the haunches thicker than the crown is a clever way to make a strong bridge without increasing the “hump.”
The Hill Bridge on Dry Creek, Augusta, Butler County, Kansas
The 1912 Hill Bridge near Augusta, Butler County Kansas is large stone bridge with an interesting history. This bridge is scheduled for reconstruction.