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Overpass Moderne: 1941

Overpass Moderne: 1941

July 1941. "Merritt Parkway to New Haven, Connecticut." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Time in New England

Thanks to the comment by dongeeguy, which I read last night when I looked at the picture, I recognized this beautiful bridge when we passed under it this evening on our way from Boston to Philadelphia.

Merritt Memories

My GPS took me down the Merritt early one morning on the way to pick up the ferry at Bridgeport. It was an unexpectedly enjoyable drive, and I could tell that the road had been carefully designed.

Thanks for the background on the bridges. IIRC, there's also a short tunnel.

Dongeeguy is right.

Bridgework

There were, originally, 69 bridges on the Merritt Parkway, each of them distinctly different and commonly fascinating to see. They were all designed by one George L. Dunkelberger, an astonishing accomplishment. Amazingly, also, 66 of them yet survive! Driving the Merritt is a unique experience, not to be missed, when you are in the area!

Cool driver

Shoulder to the door and two hands at noon and noon. Bet they all had "duckbutt" hairdos, if guys ever called it a "hairdo".

1940 Chevrolet

Four-door sedan in the lead.

Location

Looks like the Morehouse Drive bridge just east of Exit 44, looking east.

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