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Morehouse Drive over Merritt Parkway Bridge

Photos 

View To Morehouse Highway Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289848

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 rigid frame bridge over Merritt Parkway (CT 15) on Morehouse Drive
Location
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Recognition
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:
Westport
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)
610

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • 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