Word is that the Merritt Parkway is on an list of endangered and at-risk sites published by the World Monument Fund, among the criteria being neglect, dilapidation and vandalism.
I don’t know about you, but I feel endangered twice a day driving under the Talmadge Hill Metro-North bridge in New Canaan. Driving westbound down the hill toward Exit 36, you get a birds-eye view of the deteriorating concrete on the train bridge, and can even catch a glimpse of the rails where parts of the bridge have gone missing.
The bridges on the Merritt are more than mere parts of a monument, they are physical structures whose condition is directly related to public safety. I hope somebody official is taking a close look at the Talmadge Hill bridge.