Merritt Parkway, Old Stamford Road/Route 106 Bridge, Spanning Old Stamford Road/Route 106, New Canaan, Fairfield County, CT
Spanning Old Stamford Road/Route 106, New Canaan, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-82
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-31).
Building/structure dates: 1939 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
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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