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Merritt Parkway, East Branch Byram River Bridge, Spanning East branch of Byram River, Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT



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Item Title


Location
Spanning East branch of Byram River, Greenwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-67
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-15).
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: The bridges of the Merritt Parkway were predominately inspired by the Art Deco and Art Moderne architectural styles of the 1930s. Experimental forming techniques were employed to create the ornamental characteristics of the bridges. This, combined with the philosophy of incorporating architecture into bridge design and the individuality of each structure, makes them distinctive.

Subjects
Transportation
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Peter Mitchell Construction Company
A I Savin Company
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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