Merritt Parkway, Pumpkin Brook Culvert, Spanning Pumpkin Brook, Stratford, Fairfield County, CT
Spanning Pumpkin Brook, Stratford, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-128
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-78).
Building/structure dates: 1941 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.
Peter Mitchell Construction Company
Osborn-Barnes Construction Company
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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