Merritt Parkway, South Avenue/Route 124 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-84
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-33).
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.
Daniel Deering Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW TO SOUTH AVENUE BRIDGE FROM EMBANKMENT.
2. VIEW TO SOUTH AVENUE BRIDGE FROM EMBANKMENT.
3. SOUTH AVENUE BRIDGE, DETAIL OF BRIDGE PILASTER.
4. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW TO SOUTH AVENUE BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
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