Merritt Parkway, Main Avenue/Route 7 Bridge, Spanning Main Avenue/Route 7, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Main Avenue/Route 7, Norwalk, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-93
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-42).
Building/structure dates: 1937 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
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
C.W. Blakeslee Construction Company
Daniel Deering Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW ALONG MAIN AVENUE TO BRIDGE CARRYING MERRITT PARKWAY, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
2. VIEW ALONG MAIN AVENUE TO BRIDGE CARRYING THE MERITT PARKWAY.
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