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Easton Turnpike over Merritt Parkway Bridge

Photos 

Southwest Elevation, View Northeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289880

Map 

Street View 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Merritt Parkway (CT 15) on Easton Turnpike (CT 59)
Location
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1995
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Recognition
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:
Westport
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
11,221
Inventory numbers
CT 744 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 50634 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
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

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • HAER CT-55 - Merritt Parkway, Bridge No. 744, Spanning Merritt Parkway at Route 59, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT