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Near New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware Memorial Bridge

1951 - 1968

 

—Dedicated to the Delaware & New Jersey Veterans of WWII —

 
Delaware Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
1. Delaware Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Delaware Memorial Bridge
1951 - 1968

South Span
Dedicated August 18, 1951

North Span
Dedicated September 12, 1968


Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey dedicated these Bridges on September 12, 1968 to the Men and Women of the State of Delaware and the State of New Jersey who gave their lives in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during World War II and its subsequent military conflicts.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority

Governor of Delaware: Charles L. Terry, Jr.
Governor of New Jersey: Richard J. Hughes
Authority Members
Alexis I. duP. Bayard, Chairman
Clarence B. McCormick, Vice Chairman
Ramsen C. Barnard, III – Thomas J. Gallagher
James Julian – William A. Gemmel
Benjamin F. Shaw, II – Walter F.W. Maack
James J. Smith – James L. Smith
William J. Miller, Jr. – Director
Theodore G. Bright – General Manager
Gerard J. DiNicola – Secretary

 
Erected by The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA).
 
Location. 39° 41.685′ N, 75° 33.035′ W. Marker is near New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County.
Delaware Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
2. Delaware Memorial Bridge Marker
Marker can be reached from the intersection of New Castle Avenue (Delaware Route 9) and Cherry Lane. Touch for map. This marker is in the park on the Delaware side of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware - Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Delaware River and Bay Authority Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Wounded Combat Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware River and Bay Authority Veterans Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); The Community of Dunleith (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crane Hook Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMilitaryWar, World II
 
Delaware Memorial Bridge as seen from Lukens Drive along the Delaware River image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
3. Delaware Memorial Bridge as seen from Lukens Drive along the Delaware River
Fatalities Suffered During the image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
4. Fatalities Suffered During the
Construction of the Bridge

South Span

William Church • Mack Smith
George Fisher • Owen P. Stuckey
David Sarvetnick • James Austin White

North Span
Paul Artis • Walter Fitzgerald
Edward Clark, Jr.
Delaware Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, August 9, 2013
5. Delaware Memorial Bridge
Personnel
Killed in the Line of Duty


Harry P. Cloud
James G. Wilson
Vince A. Julia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 3, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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