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Elkhart in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Main St. Memorial Bridge

 
 
Main St. Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
1. Main St. Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.

Main St. Memorial Bridge
1917   • Dedicated •   1918
To the Sons of Elkhart County
Who Died in the World War

Fravel Edward Alleman • Charles O. Anderson • Eugene J. Badina • John H. Berkey • Fred Leroy Bloom • Merrill Charles Bloss • Forrest F. Blough • Arthur D. Buss • Delbert Francis Callender • Guy L. Caton • George F. Coggan • James Raymond Conley • Ferris Cunningham • John W. Davidhizer • Harry James Davis • Harold E. Densmore • John L. Dykstra • Louis Enders • George Valentine Eppers • Orvie G. Fausch • Floyd Ganger • Clyde R. George • Noble E. Griner • Charles Raymond Hackman • Arthur Monroe Haring • Wade Ellsworth Harris • Rollin Hershberger • Joseph Iannantouni • Arthur Oscar Johnson • Helmer J. Johnson • Mike Kwasneske • Harry S. Latta • Roger C. Logan • Thomas William McCoy • Frank L. McLaughlin • Russell Ruch Meyer • Jacob J. Miller • Scott Moore • Franklin P. Moyer • Milo Edward Moyer • Kenneth Washburn Nooney • Harry Pearson • John e. Pedler • Merle Pickrell • Lorin Jennings Potter • Mehnert A. Puschmann • William A. Reed • George A. Robbins • Louis C. Rupholdt • Dean Franklin Smiley • Jesse Smith • Geore E. Soule • Guy Edward Tallerday • William Hull Walls • Kenneth D. Wead • John H. Weaver • Merle J. White • Mark L. Wilt • Otis Witmer
 
Location.
Memorial Tablet and Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
2. Memorial Tablet and Pillar
At northeast corner of bridge
41° 41.558′ N, 85° 58.56′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on N. Main Street south of Beardsley Avenue. Touch for map. Markers are located on the four corners of the Main Street Memorial Bridge which crosses the St. Joseph River. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart IN 46516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Havilah Beardsley House (within shouting distance of this marker); Development of Diagnostic Test Strips (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Havilah Beardsley (about 700 feet away); Elkhart River Wharves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruthmere (approx. 0.2 miles away); Island Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rivers for Recreation (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rivers and the Native Americans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
 
More about this marker. The memorial consists of four identical bronze tablets and pillars placed at the four corners of the bridge.
 
Regarding Main St. Memorial Bridge. The Main Street Memorial Bridge was completed in 1927.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Main St. Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
3. Main St. Memorial Bridge
View to south
Main St. Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
4. Main St. Memorial Bridge
View to northwest
Rear or River Side of Memorial Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
5. Rear or River Side of Memorial Pillar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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