Merritt Parkway, Newton Turnpike Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Westport, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning Merritt Parkway, Westport, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-98
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-47).
Building/structure dates: 1939 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.
Louis J. Bacco Construction Company
Osborn-Barnes Construction Company
A I Savin Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW TO NEWTON TURNPIKE BRIDGE.
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