Merritt Parkway, Pequonnock River Bridge, Spanning Pequonnock River, Trumbull, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Pequonnock River, Trumbull, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-57
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-10).
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Significance: Pequonnock River Bridge is a component of the Merritt Parkway, a landscaped limited-access highway designed and built in the 1930s. The parkway was regarded as a model in its day, in large part because of the architectural qualities of its more than 60 bridges. As a span that carries the parkway over an intersecting feature, this bridge is one of the more simply detailed structures.
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Moore, Robert, Photographer
Roth, Matthew, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW NORTHWEST
2. NORTH ELEVATION, VIEW SOUTHEAST
3. OVERGRADE ROADWAY, VIEW NORTHEAST
4. OVERGRADE ROADWAY, VIEW NORTHWEST
5. NORTH ELEVATION AS SEEN FROM THE UPSTREAM MEADOW, VIEW SOUTHWEST
6. RAILING, VIEW NORTH
7. DETAIL OF RAILING AND RAILING BRACKET, VIEW NORTHWEST
8. DETAIL OF END OF RAILING, VIEW NORTH
9. Photocopy of drawing (original in Connecticut Department of Transportation, Wethersfield); Connecticut State Highway Department, Approved December 1933. 'POQUONNOCK [sic] RIVER BRIDGE, MERRITT HIGHWAY [sic], TOWN OF TRUMBULL, SUPERSTRUCTURE.'
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