Using the state’s abundant native stone, Kansas built many stone arch bridges as an enduring and affordable means of bridging the streams.
At the end of the unparalleled stone arch bridge and culvert campaign of Butler County, Kansas, hundreds of such structures had been built.
The success of Butler County, Kansas in building stone arch bridges influenced other counties across the state as well as builders like Walter Sharp.
After a persistent and unified push by the local newspapers, Butler County began to build stone arch bridges and culverts.
Near Cassoday, Butler County Kansas, there is an intriguing double-arch stone bridge which carries a blacktop and has a long history of modifications.
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.
Walter Sharp, the famous stone arch bridge builder of Cowley County, Kansas, had a secret to building stone arches quickly and inexpensively.
The double arch Neer Bridge near Cambridge in Cowley County, Kansas, was built to replace a prior stone bridge built just years before.
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.