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Saugatuck River Bridge

Photos 

View From Riverbank To Concrete Piers And Steel Arch Span

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289866

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
Steel arch bridge over Saugatuck River on Merritt Parkway (CT 15) in Westport
Location
Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1990
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 64.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16356, -73.36710   (decimal degrees)
41°09'49" N, 73°22'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/636992/4558199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westport
Inventory numbers
CT 728 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12087 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
60,200

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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