Bridge No. 00761, Spanning Housatonic River at State Route No. 15, Milford, New Haven County, CT
Spanning Housatonic River at State Route No. 15, Milford, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-177
Part of building/structure is in Stratford vicinity, Fairfield County, CT.
Significance: The bridge is an essential link between the Merritt Parkway and the Wilbur Cross Parkway. It is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as the northern terminus of the Merritt Parkway, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge has two unique engineering features: it was the longest span of open steel grid deck bridge in the U.S., and the use of T-shaped, one-leg bents was considered an innovative solution to ensure navigational clearances beneath the bridge.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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