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Muscatine County: Moscow
GPS Coordinates: 41.567222 by -91.107500
Vandever Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway
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Highway 6 runs coast-to-coast and is named the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. The Iowa SUVCW has named 11 bridges on the Highway after Iowa CW Generals. There are also 29 GAR Highway markers across the state - an example is listed under Oakland in Pottawattamie County. This bridge is named after William Vandever. He was an Iowa Congressman from Dubuque before the War. He was the Colonel of the 9th Iowa Infantry Regiment and then was promoted to Brigadier General and Brigade Commander. He was at Pea Ridge, Vicksburg and Bentonville. The bridge crosses the Cedar River on Highway 6 just southwest of Moscow. Photo taken 5/12/12.