In this post we finish our investigation of the Glencoe Township, Butler County, Kansas stone culverts, making educated guesses about the builders of two of them.
An in-depth investigation of two of the Glencoe Township, Butler County, Kansas stone culverts, showing who likely built these small stone arch bridges.
Here are some tips and ideas for new DIY stone arch bridge designs, ranging from fill and backing choices to arch construction tips to a wingwall design idea.
Bulging walls in the approaches and spandrel walls of a stone arch bridge indicate excessive force against them. This type of problem is fairly simply addressed.
Though ribbed arches are usually associated with concrete, it is possible to build a stone arch bridge out of separate parallel arch ribs, thereby saving centering.
Stone bridges are inherently quite heavy. This can sometimes cause foundational or arch problems, prompting designers to come up with ingenious solutions.
We have now added a glossary of stone arch bridge terms to the start menu. This glossary features descriptions, links and even labeled photographs.
While rubble masonry is considered the lowest class of stone work, it still can be used to make enduring structures and is peculiarly suited to DIY projects.
Ashlar is the highest grade of stone work, and features extensive stone cutting and tight fitting joints. Ashlar work is difficult, but very durable due to the precision required.
The design of a stone bridge, which often reflects the era of its construction, determines how critical mortar condition is for long-term stability.