A very early stone arch culvert was built at El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas in 1882, associated with a long-gone mill.
The 40-foot-span Cedar Ford Bridge in Butler County, Kansas is a graceful stone bridge, which has been bypassed by the creek it once spanned.
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.
The 45 foot span Diller Bridge over the Walnut River near Cassoday, Butler County, Kansas, is a scenic, record-span stone bridge built to last.
Beginning in the late 1800s, stone arch culverts and their construction became popular with the people and townships of Butler County, Kansas.
The beautiful Minos West Ford Bridge built by C. C. Jamison in southern Butler County, Kansas was considered a masterpiece even in its own time.
In 1913, C. C. Jamison built an affordable and durable double-arch stone bridge over Turkey Creek, Butler County, Kansas which is still in use today.
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.