Perry Avenue Bridge

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Perry Avenue Bridge
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Upstream side of bridge looking northeast, May 18, 2012
Perry Avenue Bridge is located in Connecticut
Perry Avenue Bridge
Perry Avenue Bridge is located in the US
Perry Avenue Bridge
Location Perry Avenue over Silvermine River, Norwalk, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°9′4″N 73°26′45″W / 41.15111°N 73.44583°W / 41.15111; -73.44583Coordinates: 41°9′4″N 73°26′45″W / 41.15111°N 73.44583°W / 41.15111; -73.44583
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1899
Architectural style Single-span Arch-deck
NRHP Reference # 06000951[1]
Added to NRHP October 25, 2006

The Perry Avenue Bridge over the Silvermine River in the Silvermine section of Norwalk, Connecticut was built in 1899. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

Its depiction in paintings and photographs by artists of nearby art schools has been repetitive. It "has come to represent the history and character of the Silvermine region in Fairfield County."[2]:8

Features include a cut stone ring and rusticated brownstone curbing.[2]

A 1955 flood ripped rocks from its spandrels, making it impassable.[2][3]

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