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Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
1. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1917, this Neo-Classical, reinforced concrete arch bridge was designed by nationally prominent landscape architect, George Kessler. In 1991 the bridge was named in honor of State Representative Joseph Summers, who served with distinction as a bridge between diverse racial and cultural groups.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Friends of Joe Summers. (Marker Number 49.1995.3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.23′ N, 86° 9.408′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Meridian Street and West Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, on the right when traveling south on North Meridian Street. Touch for map. It is at the north end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
2. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs (approx. ¾ mile away); Camp Morton (approx. ¾ mile away); T.C. Steele Studio and Herron (approx. one mile away); Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King (approx. 1.1 miles away); Indianapolis Propylaeum (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Northside (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service entry for Fall Creek Parkway Bridges. “Kessler planned an especially decorative treatment for the Meridian Street Bridge, fitting with the street’s status as Indy’s main north-south residential artery. Channeled ashlar stone, cartouches, and swags ornament the piers. The railing is a Classical balustrade. Recently, the city installed replica 1920s light standards on the bridge as part of its ongoing maintenance and restoration.” (Submitted on December 15, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
3. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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