Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Flooding Causes Historic Cowley County Bridge to Collapse

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Flooding Causes Historic Cowley County Bridge to Collapse

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DEXTER -- Kansas floodwaters have destroyed an historic stone bridge in Cowley County.

Flooding over the weekend caused the 105-year-old Fox Bridge over Grouse Creek to collapse, the Wichita Eagle reported.

The county said on its Facebook page that the bridge was weakened by the creek's cresting over it and heavy currents slamming against it.

The area is known for its stone bridges, which were built by Russian and German artisans from around 1890 to 1917. The bridges range from one to three arches.

"There are only 1,700 stone arch bridges remaining in the United States, with more than 18 historical bridges across Cowley County," the county's website said, including the Fox Bridge before its collapse.

Steve Tredway, who is working on a book about the stone bridges of Cowley County, said the Fox Bridge was built by Abe Finney. …

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