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Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.181′ N, 86° 9.389′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. 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. Touch for map. It is at the south end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks
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By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Morton (approx. 0.7 miles away); T.C. Steele Studio and Herron (approx. one mile away); Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King (approx. one mile away); Indianapolis Propylaeum (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Northside (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
3. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
4. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
The Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
5. The Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Tablet image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,838 times since then and 16 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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