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Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge

 
 
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
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° 48.2′ N, 86° 9.402′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Meridian St on NW & SE corner of Fall Creek bridge, Indianapolis IN 46208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Morton (approx. ¾ mile away); Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King (approx. 1.1 miles away); Widows and Orphans Friends’ Society
Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 22, 2007
2. Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Mound (approx. 1.3 miles away); Richard Jordan Gatling (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brig. General Benjamin Harrison (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable Persons
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 57 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. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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