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 Thompson bridge in southern Cowley County, Kansas, is an intriguing stone arch culvert built by Jerry Hammond in 1906.
We have compiled a list of the nearly 20 famous stone arch bridges of Cowley County, Kansas, with a picture, date and builder for each where possible.
An update on the triple arch Esch’s Spur Bridge (Pudden Bridge) in Cowley County, Kansas mentioning severe damage sustained to the middle arch.
The double arch Andes Bridge in Cowley County, Kansas, is a beautiful structure in a scenic area with several local historical associations.
The NW 115th St. Whitewater River bridge in northern Butler County, Kansas, is a little known stone arch culvert built for the local township in 1907.
The Esch’s Spur Bridge (Pudden Bridge) in Cowley County, Kansas, is a unique and famous triple arch stone bridge spanning Grouse Creek near Dexter.
Four little-known stone bridges in Kansas ranging from railroad stone slab bridges to a high and dry stone arch bridge still carrying the road.
The Otter Creek Bridge in Greenwood County is a concrete and stone arch bridge on the NRHP. It was built to replace a previous stone bridge.
With over 200 stone arch bridges and culverts throughout the state, Kansas has a strong heritage in using the native stone to span its waterways.