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Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colonel George Kumpe Bridge

 
 
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 19, 2008
1. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Colonel
George Kumpe
Bridge

Designated by
1967 Legislature
of Florida

 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Venice Railroad and Depot ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Gunther Gebel-Williams ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Fred Albee Municipal Airport ( approx. mile away); Johnson-Schoolcraft Building 1926 ( approx. half a mile away); Kentucky Military Institute ( approx. 0.6 miles away); San Marco Hotel ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 ( approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hotel Venice ( approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
 
Also see . . .  Col. Kumpe Bridge is Silent Memorial. This article by Mark Hansen was published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on Sunday, Nov. 25, 1979. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Ann Kumpe Suziedelis of White Lake, Michigan.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Col. George Kumpe
Col. Kumpe
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 19, 2008
2. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker
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.

 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMilitary
 
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 19, 2008
3. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 6, 2010
4. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker
View of the historical marker and the Colonel George Kumpe Bridge from the west end of the bridge.
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 6, 2010
5. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge
View of the west end of the Colonel George Kumpe Bridge.
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 6, 2010
6. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge
View looking north of the Colonel George Kumpe Bridge (Venice Avenue Bridge) spanning the intracoastal waterway.
Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 6, 2010
7. Colonel George Kumpe Bridge Marker
A more distant view, looking north, of the Colonel George Kumpe Bridge (Venice Avenue Bridge) spanning the intracoastal waterway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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