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Merritt Parkway, Main Street/Route 25 Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Trumbull, Fairfield County, CT



B&W Photos

HB263797
View From Embankment To Main Street Bridge.

HB263798
Historic Photograph, From Embankment To Main Street Bridge, Ca

HB263799
Three Historic Photographs Of Main Street Underpass Under Construction, Ca


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Merritt Parkway, Trumbull, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-118
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-68).
Building/structure dates: 1936 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.

Subjects
Roads
Transportation
Rigid Frames


Related Names
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Mariani Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW FROM EMBANKMENT TO MAIN STREET BRIDGE.
2. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, FROM EMBANKMENT TO MAIN STREET BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
3. THREE HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF MAIN STREET UNDERPASS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, CA. LATE 1930s. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.


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