The design of a stone bridge, which often reflects the era of its construction, determines how critical mortar condition is for long-term stability.
Deteriorated stones in a stone arch bridge are almost inevitably a sign of water infiltrating into the structure and needs to be taken seriously.
Walter Sharp, the famous stone arch bridge builder of Cowley County, Kansas, had a secret to building stone arches quickly and inexpensively.
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.
A stone arch bridge, while an enduring structure in its own right, does need to see some basic maintenance to ensure maximum longevity and usefulness.