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Merritt Parkway over Chestnut Hill Road Bridge

Photo 

View Along Chestnut Hill Road To Bridge Carrying The Merritt Parkway

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #289844

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 arch bridge over Chestnut Hill Road (CT 53) on Merritt Parkway (CT 15) in Norwalk
Location
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 35.1 ft.
Deck width: 56.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.15842, -73.39431   (decimal degrees)
41°09'30" N, 73°23'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/634719/4557586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwalk North
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
61,500
Inventory numbers
CT 725 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2014: HAER photo posted by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • HAER CT-97 - Merritt Parkway, Chestnut Hill Road/Route 53 Bridge, Spanning Chestnut Hill Road/Route 53, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT