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.
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.
Beginning in the late 1800s, stone arch culverts and their construction became popular with the people and townships of Butler County, Kansas.
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.
Using the state’s abundant native stone, Kansas built many stone arch bridges as an enduring and affordable means of bridging the streams.