Bridges of The Merritt Parkway - Bridges Crossing Over The Merritt Parkway

Bridges Crossing Over The Merritt Parkway

Bridge No. Carries Location Built Design Notes
695 Round Hill Road MP 3.48, Greenwich

41°05′02″N 73°39′55″W / 41.0839°N 73.6652°W / 41.0839; -73.6652

1935 Moderne/Modern Classicism. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 24'. Concrete with cast-concrete ornament. Adaptation of classical arch with keystone on pylons. Balustrade abstracted from classical sources.
696 Lake Avenue MP 4.69, Greenwich

41°05′44″N 73°38′55″W / 41.0956°N 73.6487°W / 41.0956; -73.6487

1940 Art Deco . Double-arched rigid frame steel span resting on steel center piers. Abutments faced with random ashlar stone. Center piers and spans carry cast-iron ornament of grapevines and classicizing urns. Metal parts originally polychromed, now painted bright blue.
697 North Street MP 5.65, Greenwich

41°05′40″N 73°37′57″W / 41.0945°N 73.6324°W / 41.0945; -73.6324

1937 (reconstructed 1993) Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete cast to suggest rusticated masonry. Single span, segmental arch on piers. Abstracted, simplified classicism apparent in balustrade.
699 Stanwich Road MP 7.44, Greenwich

41°05′50″N 73°36′13″W / 41.0973°N 73.6036°W / 41.0973; -73.6036

1936 (reconstructed 1990) Moderne. Concrete rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 64'. Bas-relief shield displaying winged wheel near top of each abutment. Cream-colored concrete with gray cast ornament.
700 Guinea Road MP 8.11, Stamford

41°06′03″N 73°35′32″W / 41.1008°N 73.5921°W / 41.1008; -73.5921

1937 Classical Revival/Rustic. Concrete arch bridge, 80'. Single span, segmental arch. Faced with rock-faced rubble stone and with rusticated voussoirs of rock-faced granite.
702 Riverbank Road MP 8.60, Stamford

41°06′02″N 73°34′56″W / 41.1006°N 73.5822°W / 41.1006; -73.5822

1937 Moderne. Concrete rigid-frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 63'. Faceted pylons; abstracted classical balustrades with enlarged faceted pedestals separating sections of plain balusters.
704 Wire Mill Road MP 9.91, Stamford

41°06′23″N 73°33′33″W / 41.1065°N 73.5593°W / 41.1065; -73.5593

1938 Moderne/Modern Classicism. Rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 63'. Concrete, colored gray and yellow. Balustrade with cartouche at center of span bearing Connecticut State Seal. Arching approaches.
707 Newfield Avenue MP 11.34, Stamford

41°06′59″N 73°32′07″W / 41.1163°N 73.5352°W / 41.1163; -73.5352

1937 (reconstructed 1995) Art Deco. Concrete with cast concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers. Cartouche bearing Connecticut State Seal above center of span flanked by banding of geometric ornament with curving striations.
708 Ponus Ridge Road MP 12.29, New Canaan

41°07′08″N 73°31′03″W / 41.1189°N 73.5175°W / 41.1189; -73.5175

1937 Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 63'. Cast-concrete ornament. Rusticated abutments; balustrade with cartouche bearing Connecticut State Seal at center of span.
710 Metro-North railroad bridge MP 13.32, New Canaan

41°07′01″N 73°29′53″W / 41.1170°N 73.4980°W / 41.1170; -73.4980

1937 Moderne. Concrete. Double span, segmental arches on piers, restrained ornament.
711/5810 Lapham Road MP 13.55, New Canaan

41°06′59″N 73°29′37″W / 41.1165°N 73.4937°W / 41.1165; -73.4937

1989 Art Deco. Rigid frame concrete with cast-concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 63'. Crenellated parapet. Cast panels with floral motifs ornament abutments. Grooved striations follow vertical and horizontal lines of abutments and span.
Original 1937 bridge replaced.
712 South Avenue (Route 124) MP 14.14, New Canaan

41°07′09″N 73°28′59″W / 41.1191°N 73.4831°W / 41.1191; -73.4831

1937 (reconstructed 1997) Art Deco. Concrete with cast concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers. Saw-toothed parapet. On abutments, exuberant bas-relief scrolls rise as from fountain.
713 White Oak Shade Road MP 14.71, New Canaan

41°07′24″N 73°28′25″W / 41.1232°N 73.4737°W / 41.1232; -73.4737

1938 (reconstructed 1991) Moderne. Concrete rigid frame, with cast-concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 63'. Saw-toothed parapet. On abutments, ornaments suggesting exfoliation of stone curl over vertical rods.
714/5811 Marvin Ridge Road MP 15.13, New Canaan

41°07′38″N 73°28′03″W / 41.1271°N 73.4675°W / 41.1271; -73.4675

1989 Moderne/Modern Classicism. Rigid frame concrete with cast-concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 63'. Inset panels with high relief urns on blue backgrounds near tops of abutments. Parapets have bas-relief panels imitating Roman grilles. Abstracted outlines of urns also inscribed under bridge.
Original 1937 bridge replaced.
716 Comstock Hill Avenue MP 16.53, Norwalk

41°08′15″N 73°26′42″W / 41.1375°N 73.4449°W / 41.1375; -73.4449

1938 (reconstructed 1989) Moderne. Concrete rigid frame bridge with cast-concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 60'. Abutments have inset bas-relief panels depicting a Puritan and an Indian. Parapet of simple posts and panels.
722 West Rocks Road MP 18.08, Norwalk

41°08′44″N 73°25′03″W / 41.1455°N 73.4174°W / 41.1455; -73.4174

1938 (reconstructed 1986) Moderne. Structural steel rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 64'. Restrained ornament. Split pylons. Crenellated molding. Recently repaired. Chainlink fence added at top.
723 East Rocks Road MP 18.48, Norwalk

41°08′56″N 73°24′41″W / 41.1490°N 73.4113°W / 41.1490; -73.4113

1938 Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 77'. Balustrade with Connecticut State Seal on shield at center of span.
724 Grumman Avenue MP 18.97, Norwalk

41°09′12″N 73°24′14″W / 41.1532°N 73.4039°W / 41.1532; -73.4039

1938 (reconstructed 1997) Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 60'. Sgraffito panels at top of abutments depict neoclasical griffons flanking Connecticut State Seal. Classicizing grille design forms metal railing. Chain-link fence added along parapet.
726 Newtown Turnpike MP 20.24, Westport

41°09′48″N 73°23′00″W / 41.1634°N 73.3834°W / 41.1634; -73.3834

1939 French Renaissance Revival. Concrete rigid frame bridge, 60'. Double span, rounded arches. Concrete cast and treated to imitate random ashlar stone facing. Apparently inspired by fortified bridge; historicizing details include solid parapet which, at the center of span, juts out around corbelled bracket or platform.
729 Clinton Avenue MP 21.30, Westport

41°09′48″N 73°21′48″W / 41.1634°N 73.3633°W / 41.1634; -73.3633

1940 Moderne with classicizing details. Concrete abutments, steel span and railing. Single span, segmental arch on piers. Tower-like abutments with waterspouts. Shield patterns in metal railing.
732 North Avenue MP 22.46, Westport

41°10′07″N 73°20′32″W / 41.1685°N 73.3422°W / 41.1685; -73.3422

1939 Art Deco. Concrete rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 60'. Fiddle-head fern motif appears in two-toned concrete sgraffito within vertical stepped panels on abutments and in wrought-iron railing. Ferns, flowers, and snail are depicted in sgraffito panels that terminate parapets. Sgraffito undercourse is aggregate of Wisconsin black onyx and Swedish emerald pearl. Chain link fence added to parapet.
735 Merwins Lane MP 24.23, Fairfield

41°10′49″N 73°18′46″W / 41.1802°N 73.3129°W / 41.1802; -73.3129

1940 Art Deco. Concrete, double span with segmental arches on piers. Concrete of center pier and abutments cast in horizontal layers that resemble overlapping clapboards. Sculptural, free-standing concrete butterflies on abutments. Metal railing: spider webs in panels with cast spider applied in different place on each panel.
736 Redding Road MP 24.71, Fairfield

41°11′07″N 73°18′25″W / 41.1853°N 73.3069°W / 41.1853; -73.3069

1939 Moderne. Concrete, single span, segmental arch on piers. Crenellated parapet
737 Congress Street MP 25.22, Fairfield

41°11′24″N 73°17′58″W / 41.1900°N 73.2995°W / 41.1900; -73.2995

1938 Moderne. Concrete rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 60'. Towering skyscraper-like pylons flank a parapet with panels that project and recede in steps.
739 Burr Street MP 25.97, Fairfield

41°11′39″N 73°17′09″W / 41.1943°N 73.2859°W / 41.1943; -73.2859

1939 (reconstructed 1994) Moderne. Concrete, cast-concrete ornament. Single span, segmental arch on piers. Abutments vertically striated with deep grooves and have cast bas-relief panels depicting engineers working on Parkway. Concrete parapet is crenellated and pierced. Chain-link fence added to west side parapet.
742 Morehouse Highway MP 27.75, Fairfield

41°12′40″N 73°15′44″W / 41.2111°N 73.2622°W / 41.2111; -73.2622

1939 Art Deco. Concrete, cast-concrete ornament. Double span, segmental arches on piers. In cast concrete, grid of recessed lines suggests structure made of square blocks. Within squares, geometric patterning that features concentric quarter circles is concentrated on stepped, pierced parapet. Chain link fence added to parapet.
744 Easton Turnpike (Route 59) MP 28.53, Fairfield

41°13′15″N 73°15′16″W / 41.2208°N 73.2545°W / 41.2208; -73.2545

1936 (reconstructed 1995) Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete, single span, segmental arch on piers. Abutments have tall niches with grille-like ornaments at their bases. Balustrade is simple, classicizing.
745 Park Avenue MP 29.23, Trumbull

41°13′41″N 73°14′44″W / 41.2280°N 73.2455°W / 41.2280; -73.2455

1940 Late Gothic Revival. Concrete, single span, round arch. Bracket at center of span supported by foliate corbel. Drain spouts follow curve of arch.
746 Plattsville Road MP 29.60, Trumbull

41°13′47″N 73°14′20″W / 41.2298°N 73.2388°W / 41.2298; -73.2388

1939 Moderne. Concrete, single span, segmental arch on piers. Connecticut State Seal in cast concrete bas relief at center of span.
747 Madison Avenue MP 30.00, Trumbull

41°13′54″N 73°13′56″W / 41.2317°N 73.2321°W / 41.2317; -73.2321

1939 Moderne. Concrete, single span, segmental arch on piers. Concave vertical panels, each with a small recessed ornament centered near top, make up facing of bridge, including span. On each abutment, 2 panels fold out to form pier carrying, near top, flowers and scrolls.
748 Main Street (Route 111) MP 30.58, Trumbull

41°13′56″N 73°13′13″W / 41.2323°N 73.2204°W / 41.2323; -73.2204

1936 (reconstructed 2003) Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete, rigid frame bridge. Single span, segmental arch on piers, 60'. Concrete is cast in horizontal layers resembling overlapping clapboards. Bridge is topped by alternating sections of balustrade and solid parapet.
749 Frenchtown Road MP 31.04, Trumbull

41°13′55″N 73°12′42″W / 41.2319°N 73.2118°W / 41.2319; -73.2118

1942 French Renaissance. Double span, rounded arches. Concrete cast and treated to resemble random ashlar stone facing and chamfered voussoirs. Buttressed center pier. Solid parapet pierced with small square openings, suggesting fortified bridge.
4375 Route 25 south to Route 15 north ramp MP 32.10, Trumbull

41°14′07″N 73°11′32″W / 41.2354°N 73.1921°W / 41.2354; -73.1921

1981 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Not on NRHP
4364 Route 25 south MP 32.16, Trumbull

41°14′08″N 73°11′27″W / 41.2356°N 73.1908°W / 41.2356; -73.1908

1981 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Not on NRHP
4363 Route 25 north MP 32.19, Trumbull

41°14′08″N 73°11′26″W / 41.2356°N 73.1906°W / 41.2356; -73.1906

1981 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Not on NRHP
4378 Route 25 north to Route 15 south ramp MP 32.35, Trumbull

41°14′10″N 73°11′14″W / 41.2361°N 73.1872°W / 41.2361; -73.1872

1981 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Not on NRHP
751 Metro-North Railroad (abandoned) MP 32.40, Trumbull

41°14′11″N 73°11′11″W / 41.2363°N 73.1864°W / 41.2363; -73.1864

1935 Moderne/Utilitarian. Concrete abutments, boxed steel span, 62'8". Built-up pylons. This bridge would carry Berkshire Division trains if the branch was to be reactivated. Its panels and rivets seem to be designed at least partially for decorative appearance.
5294 Huntington Turnpike (Route 108), MP 33.73, Trumbull

41°14′16″N 73°09′41″W / 41.2379°N 73.1613°W / 41.2379; -73.1613

1983 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Original 1940 trellis grille castings salvaged and reused. Original 1940 bridge replaced
Not on NRHP
HABS Huntington Turnpike Bridge Trumbull
5292 Route 15 north to Route 8 north ramp MP 34.13, Trumbull

41°14′14″N 73°09′13″W / 41.2372°N 73.1535°W / 41.2372; -73.1535

1984 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Not on NRHP
5293 Route 15 south to Route 8 south ramp MP 34.15, Trumbull

41°14′14″N 73°09′11″W / 41.2371°N 73.1530°W / 41.2371; -73.1530

1984 Utilitarian. Concrete abutments with straight steel beam span. Not on NRHP
759 James Farm Road MP 36.06, Stratford

41°14′28″N 73°07′03″W / 41.2410°N 73.1174°W / 41.2410; -73.1174

1940 Moderne/Modern Classicism. Concrete, double span, rounded arches. Concrete cast to resemble rusticated masonry. Monumental pillars on each side of center pier support freestanding clusters, each made up of 4 sculpted wings. Pierced parapet suggests a balustrade. Cartouche on each abutment bears initials CHD, for "Connecticut Highway Department".

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