Saugatuck River Bridge
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
- Steel arch bridge over Saugatuck River on Merritt Parkway (CT 15) in Westport
- Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
- Open to traffic
- Built 1938; rehabilitated 1990
- Steel arch
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 64.6 ft.
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:
- 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)
- August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- July 30, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin