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Merritt Parkway, North Avenue Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Westport, Fairfield County, CT

Merritt Parkway, North Avenue Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Westport, Fairfield County, CT

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Summary

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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-52
Survey number: HAER CT-103
Building/structure dates: 1939 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L
Peter Mitchell Construction Company
Osborn-Barnes Construction Company
A I Savin Company
Smith, Corinne, engineer
Madrid, transmitter
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, historian
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Location

connecticut41.16420, -73.35741
Google Map of 41.1642004, -73.3574108
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