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Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge

Location: East side of Meridian Street on SE corner of Fall Creek bridge, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Friends of Joe Summers

ID# : 49.1995.2

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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.

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