Near Cassoday, Butler County Kansas, there is an intriguing double-arch stone bridge which carries a blacktop and has a long history of modifications.
To create jobs in the Great Depression, the WPA erected numerous well-built stone arch bridges which have a unique style and history of their own.
Basket-handle arches have some unique, beneficial characteristics as well as some serious weaknesses as a result of their unusual shape.
Essentially a cross between Roman and segmental arches, the basket-handle arches form a unique group of intriguing arch designs.
The scenic Wolf Creek Bridge in Kay County, Oklahoma, is a large and beautiful example of premium-quality stone arch bridge construction.
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.