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Rippowam River Bridge

Photos 

Historic Photograph, View Of Bridge Spanning The Rippowam River, Carrying The Merritt Parkway, Ca. 1940. Collection

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289858

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 Rippowam River on Merritt Parkway (CT 15) in Stamford
Location
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10815, -73.55551   (decimal degrees)
41°06'29" N, 73°33'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/621286/4551767 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stamford
Inventory numbers
CT 705 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
61,600

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 30, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin

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