Easton Turnpike over Merritt Parkway Bridge
This bridge is part of the Merritt Parkway, a landscaped limited-access highway designed and built in the 1930s. The parkway was regarded as a model in its day, largely because of the architectural qualities of its more than 60 bridges. Its rigid-frame reinforced-concrete construction and extensive Art Deco detailing make this span a representative Merritt Parkway bridge.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Concrete rigid frame bridge over Merritt Parkway (CT 15) on Easton Turnpike (CT 59)
- Fairfield County, Connecticut
- Open to traffic
- Built 1936; rehabilitated 1995
- Concrete rigid frame
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.22032, -73.25449 (decimal degrees)
41°13'13" N, 73°15'16" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/646313/4564683 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- Inventory numbers
- CT 744 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 50634 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of February 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- July 30, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
- December 19, 2011: Added by James Baughn
- Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
- HAER CT-55 - Merritt Parkway, Bridge No. 744, Spanning Merritt Parkway at Route 59, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT