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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Street Bridge

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Washington Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The Washington Street bridge, completed in 1921, was dedicated to the "sons of Delaware who joined forces of their country in The Great War" on Memorial Day, 1922. The 250 foot, open spandrel arch bridge serves as a lasting and rare example of monumental architecture in Delaware. Upon completion, it was considered the longest bridge of its kind in the Nation. Not only monumental in scale, the bridge memorializes Delawareans who served in the military. Bronze tablets on the eight main pylons commemorate veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.
 
Erected 2016 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-225.)
 
Location. 39° 45.201′ N, 75° 32.864′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and North Park Drive, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street. Touch for map. The marker lies just north of the bridge on the grounds of Brandywine Park. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Washington Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. Washington Street Bridge Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Looking Back... (within shouting distance of this marker); New Castle County Vietnam Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (about 700 feet away); North Memories of Brandywine Park (about 700 feet away); John McKinly (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Looking Back... (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWar, World I
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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