Stone arches made with rubble masonry are easy to construct, and can be quite strong. The key to successfully building a rubble arch is in the laying and shimming of the stones.
Feathers and wedges are simple-to-use and reliable tools that provide an easy means for obtaining reasonable slabs out of massive, irregularly shaped stones.
As a result of some searching, we found four small stone arch bridges near Dexter, Cowley County, Kansas, which do not appear on the county’s stone bridge brochure.
In Pawhuska, Oklahoma is an imposing, triple arch stone bridge with an interesting history. In this series of posts, we investigate the story behind the magnificent structure.
Many stone arch bridge feature subtle design features that are tucked away out of sight within the structure, which can greatly complicate rehab and load handling calculations.
In this post we contrast the pros and cons of mortared and mortarless stone arch bridge construction, mentioning potential pitfalls with each.
Friction is a crucial factor in stone arch bridge stability, and, when the line of thrust is solidly within the arch, holds the arch stones firmly in place.
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.
In this post we announce our discovery of three stone culverts in Glencoe Township, Butler County, Kansas and summarize their characteristics.
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.