The three bridges of Silverdale, Cowley County, Kansas, were once stone arch bridges important to the community, and carried the road to Oklahoma.
Cowley County, Kansas built numerous stone arch bridges over Grouse Creek, which were particularly suited to and popular in the area.
Cowley County, Kansas several daring-span stone arch bridges over the Grouse Creek which set records for the entire state.
Stone arch bridges from past centuries are widely used across the world, and stone bridges are even still built in some places.
Beginning in the late 1800s, stone arch culverts and their construction became popular with the people and townships of Butler County, Kansas.
Stone arch bridges must have substantial and properly designed abutments in order to resist the enormous thrust of the arch without yielding.
The beautiful Minos West Ford Bridge built by C. C. Jamison in southern Butler County, Kansas was considered a masterpiece even in its own time.
While many historic stone arch bridges are too narrow by modern traffic standards, there are several viable ways to non-destructively widen them.
In 1913, C. C. Jamison built an affordable and durable double-arch stone bridge over Turkey Creek, Butler County, Kansas which is still in use today.
The second phase of the state of Kansas’s stone arch bridge era was marked by a slow but steady trend to concrete until the WPA days.