Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 27° 5.997′ N, 82° 26.246′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on E. Venice Avenue near Warfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Venice FL 34285, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gunther Gebel-Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fred Albee Municipal Airport (approx. ¼ mile away); Johnson-Schoolcraft Building 1926 (approx. half a mile away); Edgewood (approx. half a mile away); Kentucky Military Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Marco Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
Also see . . . Col. Kumpe Bridge is Silent Memorial. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Ann Kumpe Suziedelis of White Lake, Michigan.)
1. Col. George Kumpe
Col. Kumpe was my father. He was a graduate of West Point, and served out his career as an army officer. He retired in 1959, and he and my mother, Francetta, moved to Sarasota. He had an office in Bradenton as Executive Director of the West Coast Inland Navigation District. In June of 1966, they traveled to an opening of a part of the Intracoastal Waterway, in Kissimmee, I believe. On the way home, on June 25, 1966, they were killed in an automobile accident in Tampa. He was dear man, and the tributes that honored him were many. They included the naming of this bridge after him. It is so touching to find this photo on the web. Thank you.
— Submitted July 31, 2009, by Ann Kumpe Suziedelis of White Lake, Michigan.
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