Deteriorated stones in a stone arch bridge are almost inevitably a sign of water infiltrating into the structure and needs to be taken seriously.
Do to how weight is loaded onto the arch of a stone arch bridge, long individual spans present an intriguing and difficult challenge.
Before Cowley County, Kansas began building its famous stone arch bridges in earnest, the city of Winfield built one at the entrance of Island Park.
Walter Sharp, the famous stone arch bridge builder of Cowley County, Kansas, had a secret to building stone arches quickly and inexpensively.
While not as famous as Cowley’s stone bridges, Butler County, Kansas has over 20 such structures on the road, and we have made a list of them.
The double arch Neer Bridge near Cambridge in Cowley County, Kansas, was built to replace a prior stone bridge built just years before.
Building mortarless stonework can be a challenge, but a simple look at how things move and what keeps them in place can bring rewarding results.
Arches are among the most challenging pieces of stonework to build. Fortunately, there are some simple design tricks can simplify their construction.
For multiple span bridges, cutwaters on the piers provide some basic benefits which greatly enhances the structure’s resistance to floods.
The weakest point of an arch are the faces, for these faces are vulnerable to impacts and improper design can lead to the arch being destroyed.