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.
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.
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.
American railroads built many premium quality stone arch bridges because well-built stone bridges last and can handle massive loads well.
A very early stone arch culvert was built at El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas in 1882, associated with a long-gone mill.
The last few years of stone arch bridge building in Butler County, Kansas, brought improvements in design which were unique even to the state.
The earliest stone arch bridges of Butler County Kansas had flaws, which led to a gradual evolution of the county’s stone arch bridge designs.
A map showing where all the stone arch bridges built on Grouse Creek, Cowley County, Kansas, were located, coupled with a list of references for each.
Even with stone obsolete, Cowley county, Kansas, still built a few stone bridges over Grouse Creek, though complications with state laws soon ensued.
The three bridges of Silverdale, Cowley County, Kansas, were once stone arch bridges important to the community, and carried the road to Oklahoma.