Merritt Parkway, Rocky Hill Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway at 32.54 mile mark, Trumbull, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Merritt Parkway at 32.54 mile mark, Trumbull, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-56
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9).
Building/structure dates: 1935 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.
Art Deco Architectural Elements
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Mariani Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW TO ROCKY HILL ROAD RAIL-BED BRIDGE.
2. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW FROM EMBANKMENT TO ROCKY HILL ROAD RAIL BED BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
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