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Merritt Parkway over Taconic Road Bridge

Photos 

Historic Photograph, View Looking North Along Taconic Road Of Bridge Carrying Merritt Parkway, Ca. 1940. Collection Connecticut Department Of Transportation

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #289846

Map 

Street View 

Description 

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.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Taconic Road on Merritt Parkway (CT 15) in Greenwich
Location
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 57.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08987, -73.62230   (decimal degrees)
41°05'24" N, 73°37'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/615710/4549647 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stamford
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
59,000
Inventory numbers
CT 698 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,741)
Built 1936 (1,112)
Built during 1930s (11,388)
CT 15 (69)
Connecticut (721)
Deck arch (10,984)
Fairfield County, Connecticut (169)
HAER documented (1,103)
Have street view (26,000)
Merritt Parkway (50)
NR-listed (2,895)
Open (38,853)
Owned by state (15,391)
Skewed (4,828)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,790)
Stamford, Connecticut (20)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,072)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • HAER CT-71 - Merritt Parkway, Taconic Road Bridge, Spanning Taconic Road, Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT