Here is the number and percentage of stone arch bridges remaining in Butler County, Kansas that were built by the county with similar statistics for each builder.
A overview and some photos of the stone arch bridges of Butler County, Kansas from 1908 – 1918. Includes a map of the 50+ stone bridges built by the county proper.
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.
The oldest stone arch bridge in Butler County Kansas was built in 1897 by stone bridge advocate Abe Matheney and carries SW 70th over Turkey Creek.
The three bridges of Silverdale, Cowley County, Kansas, were once stone arch bridges important to the community, and carried the road to Oklahoma.
At the end of the unparalleled stone arch bridge and culvert campaign of Butler County, Kansas, hundreds of such structures had been built.
The success of Butler County, Kansas in building stone arch bridges influenced other counties across the state as well as builders like Walter Sharp.
After a persistent and unified push by the local newspapers, Butler County began to build stone arch bridges and culverts.