Do you love those picturesque stone arch bridges in Cowley County, Kansas? Do we know the website for you to visit!
StoneArchBridges.com is a unique blend of history, physics, how-to, and photography. It offers well-researched information about bridges in Kansas (and other places, as well!) that can be extremely difficult to find anywhere else.
Just to give you a flavor of what this site is about, past topics have included:
- Pudden Bridge (Esch’s Spur Bridge): History and Heritage.
- The Significance of the Fill Material in Stone Arch Bridges.
- Repair of Partially Collapsed Arches.
- Stone Arch Bridge Maintenance.
- On Roman Arches.
- Stone Arch Bridges: Who Built It?
- How a Stone Arch Bridge Supports Weight.
- Building a Stone Arch Bridge.
- The Choice of Stone for Stone Arch Bridges.
- What’s in a Name?
- 4 Lesser-Known Stone Arch Bridges of Kansas.
One of the many things we love about this site is that the author has really taken the time to get to know the subject. He has traveled Kansas extensively, dug through old newspaper clippings for obscure information, and even built a small stone arch bridge in his own backyard.
Whether your interest is architecture, Kansas tourism, or backyard masonry, you are sure to find something of interest here. (And be sure to browse around for some great photos!)
While you’re at it, you may also be interested in the reading the posts the stone arch bridge expert has written for Homestead on the Range. Enjoy!