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Merritt Parkway, Beginning in Greenwich & running 38 miles to Strat, Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT



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Location
Beginning in Greenwich & running 38 miles to Strat, Greenwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-63
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-11).
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: The Merritt Parkway was the first divided-lane, limited-access highway in Connecticut. As one of the first roads to combine the aesthetics of scenic and recreational parkways with the efficiency of high-speed motorways, the Merritt Parkway represents a significant development in the evolution of American highway design. The ornamentation of the Merritt's bridges introduced commercial architectural styles such as Art Deco and Art Moderne into a new context. By improving access to New York City, the Merritt Parkway played a crucial role in the rapid commercial and residential development of Fairfield County in the 1930s and 1940s.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
MacDonald, John A.
Bennett, Charles J.
Public Works Administration
Fairfield County Planning Association
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Esperdy, Gabrielle, Historian
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
McAllister-Hewlings, Joanne, Delineator
Clark, Mary Elizabeth, Delineator
Perkins, B. Devon, Delineator
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH FROM BEGINNING OF PARKWAY; NEW YORK - CONNECTICUT LINE, GREENWICH REST AREA (MIDDLE).
2. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, NEW YORK - CONNECTICUT BORDER IN FOREGROUND.
3. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH ALONG PARKWAY FROM BYRAM LAKE.
4. AERIAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST AT ROUND HILL BRIDGE.
5. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT WESTERN END OF PARKWAY.
6. AERIAL VIEW OF LAKE AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
7. AERIAL VIEW OF LAKE AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH.
8. AERIAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST, NORTH STREET BRIDGE AT CROSSING.
9. AERIAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH STREET BRIDGE.
10. AERIAL VIEW OF NORTH STREET BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST.
11. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, AT MILE 5.65.
12. AERIAL VIEW OF LAKE AVENUE, LOOKING EAST.
13. AERIAL VIEW OF STANWICH ROAD BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
14. AERIAL VIEW OF STANWICH ROAD BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
15. AERIAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM VICINITY OF STANWICH BRIDGE.
16. AERIAL VIEW OF STANWICH BRIDGE.
17. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST ALONG PARKWAY AT STANWICH BRIDGE.
18. AERIAL VIEW OF GUINEA ROAD BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH.
19. AERIAL VIEW OF GUINEA ROAD BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST.
20. AERIAL VIEW OF LONG RIDGE ROAD OVERPASS.
21. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST ON PARKWAY FROM LONG RIDGE ROAD OVERPASS.
22. AERIAL VIEW FROM NORTH, LONG RIDGE ROAD.
23. AERIAL VIEW OF HIGH RIDGE ROAD INTERSECTION, LOOKING NORTH.
24. AERIAL VIEW OF PARKWAY LOOKING EAST, PONUS BRIDGE.
25. AERIAL VIEW OF UNDERPASS, METRO NORTH RAILROAD; ORIGINALLY NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD, DOT #710.
26. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING EAST FROM MILE 13.55.
27. AERIAL VIEW IN THE VICINITY OF LAPHAM AVENUE, STRAIGHT ROAD CUT, LOOKING EAST.
28. AERIAL VIEW IN THE VICINITY OF LAPHAM AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
29. AERIAL VIEW OF COMSTOCK HILL ROAD, LOOKING SOUTH.
30. AERIAL VIEW OF CLOVERLEAF CONSTRUCTION, OVERPASS NEAR NORWALK RIVER, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
31. AERIAL VIEW OF CLOVERLEAF CONSTRUCTION NEAR NORWALK RIVER, LOOKING EAST.
32. AERIAL VIEW OF CLOVERLEAF CONSTRUCTION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
33. AERIAL VIEW OF SAUGATUCK RIVER BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
34. AERIAL VIEW OF SAUGATUCK RIVER AND OVERPASS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
35. AERIAL VIEW OF CLINTON AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST.
36. AERIAL VIEW OF CLINTON AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST.
37. AERIAL VIEW OF WESTON ROAD INTERCHANGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
38. AERIAL VIEW OF CLINTON AVENUE BRIDGE AND VICINITY, LOOKING WEST.
39. AERIAL VIEW OF CLINTON AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
40. AERIAL VIEW OF NORTH AVENUE BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST.
41. AERIAL VIEW OF MERWINS LANE BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
42. AERIAL VIEW OF MERWINS LANE BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST.
43. AERIAL VIEW EAST, VICINITY OF MERWINS LANE BRIDGE.
44. AERIAL VIEW EAST OF PARKWAY, EAST OF CAMERA POSITION IN #43.
45. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST, SAUGATUCK RIVER VICINITY.
46. AERIAL VIEW OF BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE BRIDGE AND VICINITY, LOOKING SOUTH.
47. AERIAL VIEW OF BURR STREET BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST.
48. AERIAL VIEW OF BURR STREET BRIDGE INTERSECTION LOOKING EAST.
49. AERIAL VIEW EAST FROM APPROXIMATELY MILE 27.
50. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST FROM VICINITY OF MOREHOUSE HIGHWAY BRIDGE.
51. AERIAL VIEW OF MOREHOUSE HIGHWAY BRIDGE LOOKING WEST.
52. AERIAL VIEW OF MOREHOUSE HIGHWAY INTERSECTION LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
53. AERIAL VIEW OF HILLSIDE ROAD INTERSECTION, LOOKING SOUTH.
54. AERIAL VIEW OF FAIRFIELD REST AREA, LOOKING WEST, SPORT HILL ROAD IN FOREGROUND.
55. AERIAL VIEW OF ROUTE 8. INTERCHANGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
56. AERIAL VIEW OF UNDERPASS AT PARK AVENUE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
57. AERIAL VIEW OF MADISON AVENUE BRIDGE AND VICINITY, LOOKING EAST.
58. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING EAST, ROUTE 25 INTERCHANGE.
59. AERIAL VIEW OF ROUTE 8 INTERCHANGE, LOOKING WEST.
60. AERIAL VIEW AT MILE 34.5, LOOKING SOUTH, HUNTINGTON ROAD OVERPASS.
61. AERIAL VIEW OF EAST END OF PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM MILE 35.
62. AERIAL VIEW OF HOUSATONIC RIVER BRIDGE AND VICINITY, LOOKING EAST.
63. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT THE HOUSATONIC RIVER BRIDGE.
64. AERIAL VIEW OF EAST END OF PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST, SIKORSKY HELICOPTER PLANT TO THE RIGHT.
65. AERIAL VIEW, OVERALL, OF EAST END OF PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST.
66. AERIAL VIEW OF HOUSATONIC BRIDGE AND SIKORSKY HELICOPTER PLANT, LOOKING WEST.
67. AERIAL VIEW OF HOUSATONIC RIVER BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
68. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, TOWARD NEW HAVEN, EAST SIDE OF HOUSATONIC RIVER.
69. AERIAL VIEW OF EAST END OF PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST TOWARD BRIDGE AND SIKORSKY HELICOPTER PLANT.
70. AERIAL VIEW OF PARKWAY
71. AERIAL VIEW OF ROUTE 8 INTERCHANGE.
72. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW OF THE BOSTON POST ROAD, WESTPORT, 1928. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
73. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, HOMESTEAD ALL-CAR GARAGE, GREENWICH, RAZED FOR MERRITT PARKWAY, CA. 1926. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
74. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, HOUSES RAZED FOR MERRITT PARKWAY, GREENWICH, CA. 1926. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
75. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, CLEARING RIGHT-OF-WAY, CA. 1935. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
76. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, CLEARING RIGHT-OF-WAY, CA. 1935. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
77. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, CLEARING RIGHT-OF-WAY, CA, 1935. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
78. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, TOLL GATE POND, CA. 1939. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
79. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, TEMPORARY TOLL BOOTHS, CA. 1939. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
80. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, GREENWICH TOLL PLAZA, CA. 1955. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
81. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, FIRST TOLL COLLECTED, JUNE 21, 1939. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
82. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY SIGNS AT KING STREET IN GREENWICH, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
83. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARD TOLL GATE POND, CA. 1938. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
84. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARD TOLL GATE POND, CA. 1938. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
85. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST FROM ONE MILE EAST OF NEW YORK STATE LINE IN GREENWICH, CA. 1940.
86. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM BETWEEN RIVERSVILLE ROAD AND ROUND HILL ROAD, GREENWICH, CA.1940.
87. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM ONE MILE EAST OF NEW YORK STATE LINE, GREENWICH, CA. 1940.
88. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST, APPROACHING RIVERSVILLE ROAD, GREENWICH, CA. 1940
89. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, OVERPASS BY KING STREET AT THE NEW YORK - CONNECTICUT STATE LINE. UPPER HUTCHINSON RIVER PARKWAY, GREENWICH, CA. 1940
90. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM ROCKY CRAIG ROAD TOWARD RIVERBANK ROAD, STAMFORD, CA. 1940.
91. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM ROCKY CRAIG ROAD BRIDGE, STAMFORD, CA. 1940.
92. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, VIEW JUST WEST OF GUINEA ROAD, STAMFORD, CA. 1940.
93. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST TOWARD WIRE MILL ROAD BRIDGE, STAMFORD, CA. 1940.
94. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING WEST TOWARD HIGH RIDGE ROAD, STAMFORD, CA. 1940
95. PHOTO REPRODUCTION OF 'LAPHAM OAK', NEW CANAAN, CA. 1940. FROM HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER'S REPORT ON THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND MERRITT PARKWAY TO THE GOVERNOR. CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES.
96. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW OF 'LAPHAM OAK,' NEW CANAAN, CA. 1940. FROM HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER'S REPORT ON THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND MERRITT PARKWAY TO THE GOVERNOR. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
97. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW OF 'LAPHAM OAK,' NEW CANAAN, CA. 1940. FROM PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSIONER'S REPORT. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES.
98. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, U.S. ROUTE 7 INTERCHANGE IN NORWALK, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
99. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, MERRITT PARKWAY, LOOKING EAST FROM GRUMMOND HILL ROAD, CA. 1940.
100. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW OF NICHOLS - SHELTON (ROUTE 65) BRIDGE, TRUMBULL, ERECTED 1940. AND DEMOLISHED 1979, VIEW CA. 1940.
101. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARD THE HOUSATONIC RIVER BRIDGE.
102. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, GENERAL VIEW, CA. 1945.
103. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, FAIRFIELD TOWN LINE, CA. 1949. COLLECTION OF GEORGE L. LARNED.
104. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW OF MERRITT PARKWAY SHOWING BROKEN MEDIAN, CA. 1940. COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
105. GENERAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, SHOWING ROCK OUTCROPPING, 1992.
106. GENERAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, APPROACHING GREENWICH SERVICE STATION, 1992.
107. GENERAL VIEW OF PARKWAY, 1992. 108. 'YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW.' FROM NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, THE PROBLEM OF THE ROADSIDE, APRIL 1939. 109. 'PROPOSED ROUTE OF MERRITT HIGHWAY.' FROM NEW CANAAN ADVERTISER, 16 JULY 1931. 110. 'PROPOSED ROUTES FOR THE MERRITT HIGHWAY IN GREENWICH.' FROM GREENWICH PRESS 10 MARCH 1932. 111. 'PROPOSED CIRCULATION SYSTEM.' FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY PLANNING ASSOCIATION, FAIRFIELD: THE FIRST PLANNED COUNTY IN NEW ENGLAND, JUNE 1933. 112. 'PROPOSED CIRCULATION SYSTEM.' FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY PLANNING ASSOCIATION, FAIRFIELD: THE FIRST PLANNED COUNTY IN NEW ENGLAND. JUNE 1933. 113. 'EXISTING MAJOR HIGHWAYS'. FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY PLANNING ASSOCIATION, FAIRFIELD: THE FIRST PLANNED COUNTY IN NEW ...
114. SKETCHES OF BRIDGE - DESIGN PROPOSALS (DANBURG AND MERWINS LANE) FOR THE MERRITT PARKWAY, BY GEORGE DUNKELBERGER.
115. OFFICIAL MAP OF CONNECTICUT HIGHWAYS, 1949. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. 116. 'THE MERRITT PARKWAY: CONNECTICUT'S ALL-YEAR GATEWAY TO NEW ENGLAND,' 1947 (VERSO). COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED. 117. 'THE MERRITT PARKWAY: CONNECTICUT'S ALL-YEAR GATEWAY TO ENGLAND,' 1947 (RECTO). COLLECTION GEORGE L. LARNED.
118. OFFICIAL MAP OF CONNECTICUT HIGHWAYS, 1949. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
119. PONUS RIDGE ROAD TO SOUTH AVENUE VICINITY, AERIAL PHOTO SURVEY (#M34-297), CA. 1941.


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