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Bridges of Lincoln County

Lincoln County has several limestone arched bridges still standing, some under open roads, some no longer supporting daily traffic, but all are worth a drive to appreciate the architecture.

Lincoln County, Kansas, has been the Post Rock Capital of Kansas since 1989. Greenhorn fencepost limestone beds provided the building material for much of the development of Lincoln County from the 1870’s to the 1920’s. Original Lincoln County settlers’ stone masonry skills and architecture knowledge are still evident today, as their work has stood the test of time. From downtown business buildings to courthouses, schools, churches, pioneer homesteads, bridges, and fences, limestone rock was quarried across Lincoln County to meet the needs of booming rural communities and local agriculture.

You are invited to explore the cultural and historical landmarks in Lincoln County, and appreciate the strength of the stone masonry and enjoy the architectural details. Visit Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Barnard, Beverly, Denmark, Vesper, or Westfall, and get out and walk around and appreciate the unique limestone heritage. And take the backroads between to see all the fenceposts!

Bridges listed here are often located on county roads. Please exercise good judgment about traveling gravel and dirt roads during times of inclement weather and also be mindful of private property.

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