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Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge

 
 
Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, March 12, 2008
1. Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Named in honor of
Dr. Charles Richard Drew, 1904-1950
esteemed citizen
of the
District of Columbia
athlete, scholar, surgeon, and
scientist whose discoveries in
blood preservation saved
thousands of lives.

 
Location. 38° 56.022′ N, 76° 59.686′ W. Marker is in Brookland, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue, NE and 7th Sreet, NE, on the left when traveling west on Michigan Avenue, NE. Click for map. Marker is mounted at the west end of the bridge, on the south side Jersey wall, just east of 7th Street and across Michigan Avenue from the southeastern edge of the Catholic University of America campus. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pope John Paul II (approx. 0.6 miles away); Former Site, Columbian Harmony Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); U. S. Soldiers Home (approx. one mile away); Winfield Scott (approx. one mile away); President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Francis de Sales Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Memorial Day Order (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Totten (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Michigan Avenue, west end of Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, March 12, 2008
2. Michigan Avenue, west end of Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge.
Marker is atop the Jersey wall on the extreme right of this photo.
The marker is best viewed traveling west across the bridge while stopped at the traffic light. It is accessible to pedestrians only at considerable risk.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles R. Drew. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Red Cross, Howard University
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansBridges & ViaductsHeroesNotable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, World II
 
Viewed from the east - parking area at the Brookline-CUA metro rail station. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, March 13, 2008
3. Viewed from the east - parking area at the Brookline-CUA metro rail station.
Bridge crosses over railroad right-of-way; tower of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception visible in backrground.
Dr. Charles Richard Drew image, Click for more information
Wikipedia
4. Dr. Charles Richard Drew
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,984 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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