Though it has seen some damage, the stone Rock Creek Bridge near Latham in Butler County, Kansas by C. C. Jamison remains a favorite, scenic bridge.
Here are several ways to strengthen a stone arch bridge, ranging from distributing loads over the arch to relieving the bridge from load altogether.
The 1899 Dry Creek Bridge is the second oldest stone arch bridge in Butler County, Kansas, and has recently been given an excellent rehab.
Butler County, Kansas has lost a stone arch bridge as part of a reconstruction project. Two more stone bridges are scheduled to be reconstructed.
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.
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.