Regional North America United States Connecticut Counties Fairfield Transportation Merritt Parkway
The Merritt Parkway is a Depression-era public works project, completed in 1940 at a cost of $21 million. It runs approximately 38 miles long from the Housatonic River in Stratford, Connecticut to the New York state line in Greenwich. No commercial vehicles are allowed on the parkway, which hosts some 70 uniquely-styled bridges crossing its length. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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Connecticut's Historic Merritt Parkway Bridges
Overview, statistics of selected bridges, and vintage and contemporary photos.
Information from Wikipedia.
Vintage photo and descriptive overview.
Photos and descriptive information provided by America's Byways.
Merritt Parkway (CT 15)
Historic overview of the scenic road, information and vintage photographs.
Merritt Parkway Bridges
Contemporary color photographs of two dozen of the bridges that span the parkway.
Merritt Parkway Conservancy
Promotes the historical aspects of the parkway (State Route 15).
Merritt Parkway Toll
Photos of the plates used on autos in lieu of paying a toll each time the road was traveled.
Merritt Parkway Trail Alliance
Group of organizations and individuals who advocate the creation of a continuous non-motorized trail along the entire length of the parkway for walkers, cyclists, skaters, cross country skiers and persons with disabilities.
Published Case Study: Merritt Parkway
Observations on the Merritt from Context Sensative Solutions.org.
Last update:June 11, 2015 at 11:05:07 UTC