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James Farm Road over Merritt Parkway Bridge

Photos 

View Along Parkway To James Farm Road Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289833

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 Merritt Parkway (CT 15) on James Farm Road in Stratford
Location
Milford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24092, -73.11744   (decimal degrees)
41°14'27" N, 73°07'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/657752/4567211 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milford
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
2,705
Inventory numbers
CT 759 (Connecticut bridge number)
BH 12065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (12,319)
Built 1940 (1,083)
Built during 1940s (4,126)
CT 15 (70)
Connecticut (797)
Deck arch (11,557)
Fairfield County, Connecticut (180)
Functionally obsolete (6,171)
HAER documented (1,108)
Have street view (27,300)
Milford, Connecticut (10)
NR-listed (2,981)
Open (40,093)
Skewed (4,936)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,810)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,634)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 30, 2014: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • HAER CT-129 - Merritt Parkway, James Farm Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Stratford, Fairfield County, CT
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com