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Merritt Parkway over Black Rock Turnpike Bridge

Photos 

View Along Black Rock Turnpike Under Bridge Carrying The Merritt Parkway

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289842

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 Black Rock Turnpike (CT 58) on Merritt Parkway (CT 15)
Location
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Span length: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 53.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.20287, -73.27039   (decimal degrees)
41°12'10" N, 73°16'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/645019/4562719 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westport
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
60,500
Inventory numbers
CT 740 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 50632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • December 19, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CT-111 - Merritt Parkway, Black Rock Turnpike/Route 58 Bridge, Spanning Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT