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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Sand Creek Tributary Stone Arch Bridge

Picture of property 2 miles west, 1.4 miles north of La Crosse
La Crosse (Rush County)
Listed in National Register Apr 7, 2014

Architect: Work Projects Administration
Category: road-related
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

The Sand Creek Tributary Stone Arch Bridge was constructed by local men employed by the Works Projects Administration in 1942. This double-arch limestone bridge was one of the last of several New Deal-era construction projects in Rush County. Its limestone construction is typical of structures built in this area and is representative of master stone builders and the craftsmanship of construction workers trained by the WPA. A tributary of Sand Creek flows beneath the bridge during seasonal rains, but remains mostly dry otherwise. The bridge is nominated as part of the "New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas" and "Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas" multiple property nominations for its local significance in the areas of government, social history, and engineering.

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