Stone Arch Bridges of Cowley County, Kansas

Below is a list of the existing stone arch bridges of Cowley County, Kansas. Included is basic information for each structure and where possible a photograph of the bridge. This page represents our current knowledge and could be subject to error. It will be updated as we learn more. As can be seen, many of the bridges have multiple names. These names often reflects land owners of the past and present, having been changed as residents came and went or were forgotten. In cases where multiple names are listed, the first name listed is the original name of the bridge, followed next by the common name(s). Where applicable, we will also include a link to a detailed referenced history of the bridge, and also to posts we have on the topic. We hope that this information on Cowley County’s famous stone bridges will be found interesting! A general summery of Cowley stone arch bridges can be found here.

Kirk Bridge/Pudden Bridge/Esch’s Spur Bridge

Pudden Bridge
Pudden Bridge.

 

Neer Bridge

Neer Bridge
Neer Bridge.

 

Rock Creek Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Rock Creek on 22nd Road near Rock, Kansas.
Rock Creek Bridge
Rock Creek Bridge.

 

Jordan Bridge/Andes Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Silver Creek on 192nd Road near Winfield.
  • Built By: Walter Sharp.
  • Date: 1909.
  • Further Reading: Andes Bridge.
Andes Bridge
Andes Bridge.

 

Fromm Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Grouse Creek on 275th Road near Cambridge.
  • Date: 1917.
Fromm Bridge
Fromm Bridge

 

Elrod Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Timber Creek near Winfield on an abandoned road (likely private property).
  • Built By: Walter Sharp.
  • Date: 1908.

George Steele’s Bridge/Muret Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Silver Creek on 232nd Road near Winfield.
  • Built By: Walter Sharp.
  • Year: 1904.
Muret Bridge
Muret Bridge

 

Huston Bridge/Crab Creek Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Crab Creek on 223rd Road near Dexter.
  • Built By: Walter Sharp.
  • Year: 1915.
Crab Creek Bridge
Crab Creek Bridge.

 

Silliman Bridge/Badger Creek Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Badger Creek on 121st Road near Winfield.
  • When: Contract let December 1908.
Silliman Bridge
Badger Creek Bridge.

 

Floral Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Timber Creek on 92nd Road near Floral.
  • Built By: Walter Sharp.
  • Year: 1906.
Floral Bridge
Floral Bridge.

 

Snodgrass Bridge/Timber Creek Bridge

Snodgrass Bridge
Timber Creek Bridge.

 

Horse Creek Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Horse Creek near Dexter on an abandoned road parallel to Grouse Creek Road (private property).
  • Built By: Walter Sharp.
  • Year: 1913.
  • Further Reading: 4 Lesser-Known Stone Bridges of Kansas.
Horse Creek Bridge
Horse Creek Bridge.

 

Olmstead Bridge/Stewart Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Stewart Creek on 51st Road near Udall.
  • Built By: Jerry Hammond.
  • Year: 1904.
Stewart Bridge
Stewart Bridge.

 

Dr. Snyder’s Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Spring Creek on 262nd Road near Arkansas City.
  • Year: 1935.
Dr. Snyder's Bridge
Dr. Snyder’s Bridge.

 

Black Crook Creek Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Black Crook Creek on Joel Mack Road, just outside of the south edge of Winfield.
  • Year: 1908.
Black Crook Creek Bridge
Black Crook Creek Bridge.

 

Chase Bridge/Thompson Bridge

  • Where: Spanning a branch of Badger Creek on 182nd Road near Winfield.
  • Built By: Jerry Hammond.
  • Year: 1906.
  • Further Reading: The Thompson Bridge.
Thompson Bridge
Thompson Bridge.

 

Bridge North of Dexter

  • Where: Spanning a small stream on 241st Road just outside of the north edge of Dexter.
Stone Bridge North of Dexter
Bridge North of Dexter.

 

Stalter Bridge

  • Where: Spanning the Stalter Branch of Rock Creek on 101st Road near Rock.
Stalter Bridge
Stalter Bridge.

 

Poor Farm Bridge

  • Where: Spanning a ditch off of Joel Mack Road near the former Cowley Poor Farm (private property).