Effective arch thickness is the measure of how much of an arch’s thickness is supporting weight. This means that even imperfect arches can be strong.
Stone arch bridges from past centuries are widely used across the world, and stone bridges are even still built in some places.
The beautiful Minos West Ford Bridge built by C. C. Jamison in southern Butler County, Kansas was considered a masterpiece even in its own time.
While drystack arches are more challenging to build than their mortared counterparts, following some simple rules can ensure rewarding success.
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.
The scenic Wolf Creek Bridge in Kay County, Oklahoma, is a large and beautiful example of premium-quality stone arch bridge construction.
Before Cowley County, Kansas began building its famous stone arch bridges in earnest, the city of Winfield built one at the entrance of Island Park.
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.
The weakest point of an arch are the faces, for these faces are vulnerable to impacts and improper design can lead to the arch being destroyed.