Morehouse Drive over Merritt Parkway 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
- Concrete rigid frame bridge over Merritt Parkway (CT 15) on Morehouse Drive
- Fairfield County, Connecticut
- Open to traffic
- Built 1939
- Concrete rigid frame
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.21115, -73.26218 (decimal degrees)
41°12'40" N, 73°15'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/645688/4563652 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- CT 742 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 50630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 08/2015)
- Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 83.2 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- July 15, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
- July 30, 2014: HAER photo posted by Ian Martin
- December 19, 2011: Added by James Baughn
- Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
- HAER CT-113 - Merritt Parkway, Morehouse Highway Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com