Bridgeport, Connecticut: Mermaid and Mer-Baby Team Field Report

753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
West of downtown, at the intersection of CT-130/Fairfield Ave., Park Ave., and John St.
Save to My Sights
Mermaid and Mer-Baby

Sculpted by Gutzon "Mount Rushmore" Borglum in 1913, a bronze mermaid -- technically a "sea nymph" -- holds aloft a globe lamp while clutching a mer-baby. Report... [01/11/2021]

Visitor Tips and News About Mermaid and Mer-Baby

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Mermaid and her mer-baby.

Mermaid Holds Lamp and Mer-Baby

The Mermaid fountain is in the middle of a busy intersection. It appears that visiting the fountain is discouraged because there is a sign saying "entrance by permit only," and there aren't any crosswalks to get to it. She and her baby are rather lovely. The placement must have originally made sense because Park Avenue leads down to Seaside Park on Long Island Sound.

[Annie, 01/11/2021]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Barnum Museum: Centaur SkeletonBarnum Museum: Centaur Skeleton, Bridgeport, CT - < 1 mi.
P. T. Barnum StatueP. T. Barnum Statue, Bridgeport, CT - < 1 mi.
First Airplane Flew HereFirst Airplane Flew Here, Bridgeport, CT - 1 mi.
In the region:
Reclining Liberty, New York, NY - 47 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Connecticut Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Art Cartopia, Trinidad, Colorado (Jul 26-Aug 1, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now