Merritt Parkway, Wire Mill Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Merritt Parkway, Stamford, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-77
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-25).
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: The bridges of the Merrit 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
Osborne-Barnes Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF WIRE MILL ROAD BRIDGE.
2. VIEW OF WIRE MILL ROAD BRIDGE.
3. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, WIRE MILL ROAD BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, CA. 1935. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
4. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, DETAIL OF WING WALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, CA. 1935. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
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