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

 

 

Neer Bridge

Neer Bridge

 

Rock Creek Bridge

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

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

 

Fromm Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Grouse Creek on 275th Road near Cambridge

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

 

 

Huston Bridge/Crab Creek Bridge

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

Crab Creek Bridge

 

 

Silliman Bridge/Badger Creek Bridge

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

Silliman Bridge

 

 

Floral Bridge

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

Floral Bridge

 

 

Snodgrass Bridge/Timber Creek Bridge

Snodgrass 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

 

 

Olmstead Bridge/Stewart Bridge

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

Stewart Bridge

 

 

Dr. Snyder’s Bridge

  • Where: Spanning Spring Creek on 262nd Road near Arkansas City
  • Year: 1935

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Stalter Bridge

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

Stalter Bridge

 

 

Poor Farm Bridge

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