The stones atop of a stone wall are fairly easily dislodged, especially for mortarless builds. Here are some ideas to help keep everything in place.
Though it has seen some damage, the stone Rock Creek Bridge near Latham in Butler County, Kansas by C. C. Jamison remains a favorite, scenic bridge.
Here are several ways to strengthen a stone arch bridge, ranging from distributing loads over the arch to relieving the bridge from load altogether.
To determine how to strengthen a stone arch bridge, it helps to understand how it behaves when overloaded in order to understand the forces at play.
Where a stone arch bridge must be founded on soft ground, there are several simple steps can be taken to prevent settling of the structure.
The 1899 Dry Creek Bridge is the second oldest stone arch bridge in Butler County, Kansas, and has recently been given an excellent rehab.
Mortarless stone retaining walls have to resist the perpetual thrust of the soil they are withholding. Here are several ways this can be done.
Mortarless stone arch bridges need extra care to ensure they are not overwhelmed by foliage and that friction between stones remains high.
A key concern when maintaining a mortarless stone arch bridges is how stones can be worked loose by vibration. There are ways to prevent this.
Butler County, Kansas has lost a stone arch bridge as part of a reconstruction project. Two more stone bridges are scheduled to be reconstructed.