Stone arch bridges must have substantial and properly designed abutments in order to resist the enormous thrust of the arch without yielding.
Wingwalls can be important to a stone arch bridge’s structural integrity. While easily damaged, numerous ways to repair or replace them exist.
To create jobs in the Great Depression, the WPA erected numerous well-built stone arch bridges which have a unique style and history of their own.
Do to how weight is loaded onto the arch of a stone arch bridge, long individual spans present an intriguing and difficult challenge.
Building mortarless stonework can be a challenge, but a simple look at how things move and what keeps them in place can bring rewarding results.
Arches are among the most challenging pieces of stonework to build. Fortunately, there are some simple design tricks can simplify their construction.
Some of the basic rules of masonry, which, if followed, help ensure the successful building of a sturdy stone bridge or other stone structure.
The arch is unsurpassed as the most practical method of spanning gaps with stone, and its workings are surprisingly simple and intuitive.