Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge
Dr. Charles Richard Drew, 1904-1950
District of Columbia
athlete, scholar, surgeon, and
scientist whose discoveries in
blood preservation saved
thousands of lives.
Location. 38° 56.022′ N, 76° 59.686′ W. Marker is in Brookland, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue, NE and 7th Sreet, NE, on the left when traveling west on Michigan Avenue, NE. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at the west end of the bridge, on the south side Jersey wall, just east of 7th Street and across Michigan Avenue from the southeastern edge of the Catholic University of America campus. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Michael J. McGivney ( approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the Catholic University Law School ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Justine Bayard Ward ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Pope John Paul II ( approx. 0.6 miles Former Site, Columbian Harmony Cemetery ( approx. 0.9 miles away); U. S. Soldiers' Home ( approx. one mile away); Winfield Scott ( approx. one mile away).
More about this marker. The marker is best viewed traveling west across the bridge while stopped at the traffic light. It is accessible to pedestrians only at considerable risk.
Also see . . .
1. Charles R. Drew. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood. (Submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Red Cross, Howard University
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • Heroes • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 7,749 times since then and 398 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.