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Near Northside in Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge

 
 
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kern Butler, January 30, 2014
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 49.1995.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & ViaductsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 39° 48.181′ N, 86° 9.389′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in Near Northside. Marker is at the intersection of North Meridian Street and West Fall Creek Parkway South Drive and East 25th, on the right when traveling north on North Meridian Street. It is at the south end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Vincent's Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew “Bo” Foster / Andrew Foster, 1919-1987 (approx. half a mile away); Prince Hall Freemasonry (approx. half a mile away); Lt. Col. Joseph H. Ward, M.D. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Morton (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
3. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
4. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
The Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
5. The Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
6. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Tablet
This Bridge erected under the administration of Joseph E. Bell, Mayor. Joseph A. Rink, George B Gaston, Hubert S. Riley, Earnest W. Ziggler; Members of Board of Public Works. B J. T. Jour, Civil Engineer, Dax C. Hayne, Assistant Civil Engineer. The Dunn-McCarrick Company, Builder. George E Kessler, Architect.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,052 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   6. submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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