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Merritt Parkway over Cross Highway Bridge

Photos 

View Along The Cross Highway To Bridge Carrying The Merritt Parkway

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #289845

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 Cross Highway on Merritt Parkway (CT 15) in Fairfield
Location
Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 58.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.17395, -73.32210   (decimal degrees)
41°10'26" N, 73°19'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/640745/4559424 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westport
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
68,300
Inventory numbers
CT 734 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 30, 2014: HAER photo posted by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • HAER CT-105 - Merritt Parkway, Cross Highway Bridge, Spanning Cross Highway, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT
  • Geoff Hubbs