In this post we look into the four stone culverts of Glencoe Township, Butler County, Kansas, showing some relevant newspaper references.
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.
In this post we announce our discovery of three stone culverts in Glencoe Township, Butler County, Kansas and summarize their characteristics.
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.
There are several advantages inherent to the stone arch bridge. Aesthetics, a valuable use of local resources and longevity all are factors in favor of stone arch bridges.
Even with a given type of stone, there can be considerable variation. It helps to recognize some basic signs of poor stone to ensure long-term durability.
We have added two little-known stone culverts to our list of the stone arch bridges of Butler County which we first learned about through newspaper research.
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.
Squared-stone masonry is a method of building masonry to achieve a highly durable structure without resorting to the difficulty and labor required for ashlar.