Longitudinal cracking is a common defect on stone arch bridges. While often not overly serious, under the right conditions this cracking can indicate a major problem.
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A Cowley County Stone Arch Bridge Before Its Time: The Island Park Bridge
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.
Arch Building Simplified: Walter Sharp’s Secret to Building Stone Arch Bridges
Walter Sharp, the famous stone arch bridge builder of Cowley County, Kansas, had a simple secret he used to build stone arches quickly and inexpensively.
On Spandrel Walls
The spandrel walls hold the fill of a stone arch bridge, and need to be correctly engineered to do so without gradually bulging and failing.