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Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge

 
 
Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
1. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker
close up, this one is on the south tower, at Wacker Drive.
Inscription.  
Dedicated
to the memory of those gallant
heroes from the Chicago area
who were members of the besieged
garrison on the Bataan peninsula
and at Corregidor, Philippine
Islands, in World War II.

May the courage and fortitude
displayed by this group in the
face of adversity be a constant
inspiration to our citizens.
 
Erected 1949.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, World II.
 
Location. 41° 53.233′ N, 87° 37.667′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Memorial is at the intersection of North State Street and East Wacker Drive, on the right when traveling north on North State Street. There are two plaques, mounted on two towers, one on either end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 N State Street, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Viet Nam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); South Water Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Remembers

Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
2. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker
a 2nd, newer plaque, also on the south tower
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Trail Blazer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicago's First Movable Bridge (about 500 feet away); Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris and Selwyn Theaters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
3. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker
artwork, denoting original bridge, 1864
Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
4. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker
full view of marker on bridge tower
Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
5. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker
marker as seen from a distance
Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
6. Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge Marker
bridge, as seen from Wacker Drive
Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge, a.k.a. State Street Bridge at sunset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 27, 2021
7. Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge, a.k.a. State Street Bridge at sunset
The marker, not visible here, is located on the backside of the bridge tower structure on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 5, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022