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6 edition of The Merritt Parkway found in the catalog.

The Merritt Parkway

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art Deco,
  • Art Nouveau,
  • City & town planning - architectural aspects,
  • Transport industries,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Automotive Transportation,
  • Highway Engineering,
  • Transportation,
  • Architecture,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • History - General,
  • Transportation / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9796378M
    ISBN 100300068778
    ISBN 109780300068771


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The Merritt Parkway by Bruce Radde Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Merritt Parkway, which connects Connecticut's Fairfield County with New York State, was built in the s, one of the earliest attempts to cope with America's new obsession with the automobile.

This book traces the history of the Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early s to its triumphant completion in Cited by: 2. The Merritt Parkway: The Road that Shaped a Region (Transportation) Paperback – Octo by Laurie Heiss (Author), Jill Smyth (Author)/5(8).

The Merritt Parkway, which connects Connecticut's Fairfield County with New York State, was built in the s, one of the earliest attempts to cope with America's new obsession with the automobile. This book traces the history of the Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early s to its triumphant completion in   Decorated with a breathtaking landscape and a treasured collection of diversely styled bridges, the Merritt Parkway runs thirty-seven and a half miles through Fairfield County.

From its complicated beginnings to the present, authors Laurie Heiss and Jill Smyth navigate the hard-fought yet picturesque path of this beloved road/5. The Merritt Parkway, which connects The Merritt Parkway book Fairfield County with New York State, was built in the s, one of the earliest attempts to cope with America's new obsession with the automobile.

This book traces the history of the Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early s to its triumphant completion in Fantastic book about the Merritt Parkway, started during the depression as a WPA project and finished around Built with cheap labor but creative building and design techniques, and turned out to be a design and architectural wonder that's on the National Register of 4/5.

The Merritt Parkway, which connects The Merritt Parkway book Fairfield County with New York State, was built in the s, one of the earliest attempts to cope with America's new obsession with the automobile. This book traces the history of the Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early s to its triumphant completion in Author: Bruce Radde.

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We are working to protect, preserve and enhance this historic Connecticut roadway through education, advocacy and partnership. Please enjoy and support our efforts. Decorated with a breathtaking landscape and a treasured collection of diversely styled bridges, the Merritt Parkway runs thirty-seven and a half miles through Fairfield County.

From its complicated beginnings to the present, authors Laurie Heiss and Jill Smyth navigate the hard-fought yet picturesque path of this beloved : TheHistoryPress. Must-see if you like history, nature and architecture, this beautiful Parkway from the ’s is a national treasure Yes, today it is over-crowded with cars, but commercial vehicles (including trucks) are banned.

Also gone are the tolls, allowing non-stop travel for 56 bucolic 4/5(19). Book and Bead Outlet N. Courtenay Pkwy (RT 3) #20 Merritt Island, FL Phone: BOOK (). Discover the beginnings of this groundbreaking advance in American travel in Traveling the Merritt Parkway.

This exciting collection of images preserves and pays tribute to the history of the Merritt. Opened for 38 miles on September 2,it became known throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, as the "Queen of Parkways."Pages: The Name The Parkway is named for Congressman Schuyler Merritt, who long represented the southwestern part of Connecticut in the U.S.

Congress and who championed the construction of a parkway to parallel U.S. Route 1. Said Merritt at the Merritt Parkway groundbreaking ceremony in July, "This great highway is not being constructed primarily.

Get this from a library. The Merritt Parkway. [Bruce Radde; John DePol Collection (Library of Congress)] -- Bruce Radde traces the history of Connecticut's Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early s to its triumphant completion in   The Merritt Parkway and its extension the Wilber Cross Parkway remain marvelous designs to this day and are still enjoyable to travel on during every season.

If you are from Connecticut or nearby New York, this book offers a wonderful historically perspective.5/5(1).

has a guide of 11 places to eat along Connecticut's Merritt Parkway. The tour lists only places within 3 minutes of the Parkway, and they offer some tasty : Kaitlyn Lauer. Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway is designated as an official America’s Byway. For northbound I travelers, the Merritt Parkway begins approximately 6 miles from I, exit 21 (I).

Take I north to the Hutchinson River Parkway east to the Merritt Parkway east. From there, the Merritt Parkway is approximately 37 miles long. Traveling the Merritt Parkway captures not only a part of Connecticut's history but our nation's as well, as transportation became a booming industry in the twentieth century.

Join Larry Larned in celebrating the history of the Merritt, and the many who have enjoyed its Brand: ArcadiaPublishing. Sincewhen the Merritt s first 7-mile section was opened to traffic, millions have shared a fascination for Connecticut s Merritt Parkway and its bridges.

Discover the beginnings of this groundbreaking advance in American travel in Traveling the Merritt : Arcadia Publishing Inc. Decorated with a breathtaking landscape and a treasured collection of diversely styled bridges, the Merritt Parkway runs thirty-seven and a half miles through Fairfield County.

From its complicated beginnings to the present, authors Laurie Heiss and Jill Smyth navigate the hard-fought yet picturesque path of this beloved road. Merritt Parkway, innovative and widely copied American automobile highway built between Greenwich and Stratford, Conn., in the Merritt Parkway, a limited-access highway with two traffic lanes in each direction, was contemporary with the German autobahn system, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and other limited-access highways but was outstanding in realizing the importance of aesthetics.

CT Service Plazas – Ready to Serve You as You Travel Connecticut. The new CT Service Plazas are located along CT I, CT RT – Merritt Pkwy – and CT I, Northbound and Southbound. 23 state-of-the-art Service Plazas open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with each offering a variety of leading hospitality and retail brands – including McDonald’s, Dunkin, Subway and a touch of what.

Traveling the Merritt Parkway captures not only a part of Connecticut's history but our nation's as well, as transportation became a booming industry in the twentieth century. Join Larry Larned in celebrating the history of the Merritt, and the many who have enjoyed its unique bridges and scenic vistas.3/5(1).

You know, every time I drive on the Merritt Parkway (which has four lanes, by the way, not six; what was Levertov playing at with that, presumably deliberate, error?) I think of the beginning of Dante's Divine Comedy, because there are literally d.

Corey Iodice, of Iodice Family Transport, was helping the driver of a broken down car on the Merritt Parkway on Wednesday when a driver lost control and fatally struck him, state police say.

The Merritt Parkway Trumbull Marriott is within 5 miles of the Milford Train Station, Bridgeport Bus Terminal and Sports Center of Connecticut.

It is 7 miles from Captain Cove’s Seaport. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it for a two-person trip/10(). Corey Iodice, of Iodice Family Transport in Fairfield, was helping the driver of a broken down car on the Merritt Parkway on Wednesday when a driver lost control and fatally struck him, state police say.

The incident happened in the afternoon near Exit 47 on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull. Iodice was pronounced dead at the scene. He was The Merritt Parkway is mentioned in J. Salinger's short story, "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut," published in The New Yorker in and included in his book, Nine Stories.

The introduction sequence to the sitcom Who's the Boss briefly featured the parkway at an exit near Westport. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Merritt Parkway by Bruce Radde (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Merritt Parkway, Connecticut: See 19 reviews, articles, and 11 photos of Merritt Parkway, ranked No on Tripadvisor among 1, attractions in Connecticut.4/5(19).

The book also said that in the Merritt's early years, Harold Ross, editor of The New Yorker, complained to highway officials about nude swimmers in a creek that passed under the Merritt.

Tractor-trailer trucks are banned from the Merritt Parkway, but it happens. In this file photo, emergency personel unload a produce truck which crashed into the Merritt Parkway.

- Explore georgepawlush's board "Merritt Parkway" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Connecticut, Bridgeport connecticut and Connecticut history pins. A break in traffic gives a fine view of one of the bridges on the Merritt Parkway.

Public domain. Photo by Dennis Adams. Download Original ( x pixels, MB) Young and old trees show the care taken by highway maintainers to keep the roadsides of the Merritt Parkway beautiful.

One of the bridges is visible, as is the road itself. Title Merritt Parkway, Black Rock Turnpike/Route 58 Bridge, Spanning Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT Contributor Names. The Merritt Parkway has recently been my road of choice heading south since it takes me towards the Tappan Zee bridge.

This historic parkway, with its attractive Art Deco overpasses, has not saved me any time because I always seem to hit morning traffic. Fortunately, there are 4/5(19).

Part of Chase’s original design has been altered by the addition of interchanges and entrance (and exit) ramps associated with the intersection of the Route 25 and Route 8 Expressways, and the parkway has since been extended to Hartford, Connecticut.

The Merritt Parkway was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Seventy-five years of scenic travel along the Merritt Parkway was celebrated with a ceremony full of speeches, retro cars and preservation awards on Friday, Sept. The ceremony shined light on all of the hard work that has taken place on the parkway over the years and it's initial purpose of cutting down traffic on the Boston Post Road, even though it can still get congested with traffic on Author: Aaron Berkowitz.

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Introduction. The Merritt Parkway, a mile stretch of Route 15 in Fairfield County, is known as the Queen of Parkways with good reason: it's the most scenic highway in Connecticut, and recognized as one of the most scenic of its kind in the nation. Its landscaping and layout was arranged with great care, and each of the more than 60 original bridges has its own unique ornamentation.- Explore sackorats's board "Merritt Parkway Bridges" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Art deco, Deco and Architecture tumblr pins.Sincewhen the Merritt's first 7-mile section was opened to traffic, millions have shared a fascination for Connecticut's Merritt Parkway and its bridges. Discover the beginnings of this groundbreaking advance in American travel in Traveling the Merritt Parkway.