Merritt Parkway, Metro North Railroad Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, New Canaan, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Merritt Parkway, New Canaan, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-83
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-32).
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: The bridges of the Merritt Parkway were predominately inspired by the Art Deco and Art Moderne architectural style 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.
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Paul Bacco Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW TO METRO NORTH RAILROAD BRIDGE FROM EMBANKMENT.
2. VIEW TO METRO NORTH RAILROAD BRIDGE FROM EMBANKMENT.
3. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW TO METRO NORTH RAILROAD BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
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