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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ralph Modjeski

(1861-1940)

 
 
Ralph Modjeski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Ralph Modjeski Marker
Inscription. Polish immigrant and civil engineer, Modjeski was one of the most influential figures in American bridge building. He completed the Quebec Bridge on the St. Lawrence River and over 40 others, earning numerous awards. He was chief engineer and designer for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge here, opened in 1926.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.294′ N, 75° 8.972′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and Race Street on North 6th Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the North West corner, at Franklin Square Park entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Burial Grounds (about 300 feet away); The Barrymores (about 800 feet away); First United States Mint (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Smith Barton
Ralph Modjeski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
2. Ralph Modjeski Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); David Salisbury Franks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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