Merritt Parkway, Silvermine River Bridge, Spanning Silvermine River, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
Spanning Silvermine River, Norwalk, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-121
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-71).
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1955 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1957 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.
Daniel Deering Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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