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Property Name Sand Creek Tributary Stone Arch Bridge
Reference Number 14000120
State Kansas
County Rush
Town La Crosse
Street Address 2 miles west, 1.4 miles north of La Crosse
Multiple Property Submission Name New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas; Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas
Status Listed 4/7/2014
Areas of Significance Government, Social History, Engineering
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000120.pdf
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The Sand Creek Tributary Stone Arch Bridge is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C for its local significance in the areas of government, social history, and engineering. This double-arch limestone bridge was constructed by the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in 1942 and is nominated as part of the New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas multiple property nomination as an example of a transportation-related property type. It also is nominated as part of the Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas multiple property nomination as an example of the stone arch bridge/culvert property type. The 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.

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