Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge - Chicago,IL
Posted by: Metro2
N 41° 53.230 W 087° 37.668
16T E 447915 N 4637439
Quick Description: This is the second of two sites having a plaque for the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge. This plaque is on the north side of the bridge.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2011 8:42:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMBTVT
Whereas the south side of the Bridge has three plaques (See WM8QKA),
the north side has just one of the plaques which is identical to one of the three on the south side.
That plaque reads:
"Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge
City Of Chicago
Martin H. Kennelly
Oscar E. Hewitt
Commissioner of Public Works
John P. Wilson
Dep. Comm. of Public Works
Stephen J. Michuda
City Bridge & Viad. Engineer
Willard E. Lofgren
Asst. City Bridge & Viad. Engineer
Gustav A. Heinrick
Asst. Bridge Engineer (Design)
Carl D. Johnson
Asst. Bridge Engineer (Constr.)
Elmer D. Martin
Fitz Simons & Carroll Dredge & Dock Co.
The Overland Construction Co.
The 4/9/1998 date below represents the date that the bridge was dedicated.
Curiously, this pylon has a 1962 marker that the other side of the bridge doesn't concerning the first vessel ever to come directly to Chicago from Europe.
Type of Resource: Plaque
Other from above - Please Specify: This submission is for both the plaque and the bridge itself.
Date if Relevant: 4/9/1998
Relevant Website: [Web Link]
Relevant Position in Armed Forces: Not listed
Nationality: Not listed
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