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If there were an EGOT for highways, Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway would surely be one.
It is listed as a National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Commission, which could be considered the Pulitzer Prize for public roads. The National Park Service has listed it as a Registered Historic Place (a list that includes thousands of American spaces, but only a handful of highways). The Merritt has its own conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to keeping the Merritt intact and as beautiful as possible. Even the Library of Congress has written about the Merritt’s hallowed paved roads.
It’s a truly beloved span of pavement. But why? What makes this road so interesting? The answer lies in both its history and design.