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Meridian Street Bridge

Joseph W. Summers Memorial Bridge

Meridian Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 21, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Meridian Street Over Fall Creek
Location
Indianapolis: Marion County, Indiana: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1917 By Builder/Contractor: Dunn McCarthy Company and Engineer/Design: George Edward Kessler

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2012
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30 Meters)
Structure Length
324 Feet (99 Meters)
Roadway Width
56 Feet (17.07 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
4900633

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is richly decorated with numerous ornamental details, a testament to the fact that a famous architect, George Edward Kessler, designed it.

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Above: George Edward Kessler, Architect for the bridge.

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Bridge plate text:

THIS BRIDGE ERECTED
UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF
JOSEPH E. BELL, MAYOR

Jos. A. Rink                                                 B.J.T. Jeup
Geo. B. Gaston      Members of Board         City Civil Engineer
Hubert S. Riley        of Public Works             Dan C. Hayne
Ernest L. Ziegler 1915-1917                       Asst. City Engineer

The Dunn-McCarthy Co.- Builders Geo. E. Kessler-Architect

Historical marker text:

Joseph W. Summers
Memorial Bridge
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.

This is a very decorative arch- corbelled brackets support molded deck edge, molded arch rings and spandrel panel, rusticated piers with molded caps, slags and cartouches, open balustrade with turned balusters and molded pedestals, substructure faced with Bedford limestone, balustrade and deck edges entirely of Bedford limestone

Benchmark also present

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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