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.
Tag Archives: Foundations
Wing Walls: Importance and Repair
Wingwalls can be important to a stone arch bridge’s structural integrity. While easily damaged, numerous ways to repair or replace them exist.
3 Ways to Prevent Scour
There are several way to prevent scour, which is the worst enemy of stone arch bridges with shallow foundations as is common.
While a distorted arch in a stone bridge is not always a problem, it often points to an underlying serious trouble elsewhere within the structure.
The Life of a Stone Arch Bridge
The length of time a stone arch bridge lasts is directly related the workmanship and foundations, with various treatments extending the bridge’s life.
Stone Arch Bridges: Foundations
Many stone bridges were built with shallow foundations, often with various tricks added past and present to try to improve their stability.