Merritt Parkway, Norwalk River Bridge, Spanning Norwalk River, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-92
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-41).
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1988 subsequent work
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.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Mariani Construction Company
Daniel Deering Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW FROM NORWALK RIVERBANK TO BRIDGE CARRYING THE MERRITT PARKWAY.
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