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Merritt Scenic Parkway Road Trip

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The Merritt Parkway, SR 15 between Bridgeport and the New York State line, is noted for the varied architecture of its bridges and overpasses. Completed in 1940, this limited-access roadway is embraced by the hilly woodlands of southeastern Connecticut that burst with red, orange and yellow colors in the fall.
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Mature trees create a tunnel of greenery on the Merritt Parkway (SR 15) in spring and summer. Dozens of Art Deco and Art Moderne bridges provide architectural interest along the route, as do wood guiderails and unique highway signs with a rustic sawtooth border. Billboards and commercial development are absent from this Connecticut byway, and trucks are prohibited.