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Dallas County: Adel
GPS Coordinates: 41.614440 by -94.011944
Rice Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway
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Highway 6 runs coast-to-cost 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 markers across the state - an example is listed under Oakland in Pottawattamie County. This bridge is named after brothers Samuel A. Rice and Elliott W. Rice, both Iowa CW Generals. Samuel was the Colonel of the 33rd Iowa Infantry and later was promoted to Brigadier General. He was mortally wounded at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864. There is a large monument in his honor in Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa - it is shown on this web site in Oskaloosa in Mahaska County. Elliott was in the 7th Iowa Infantry Regiment which was in battles at Belmont, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh. He received promotions and later received command at the division level during the March to the Sea and the March through the Carolinas. This bridge is on Highway 6 just east of Adel. It crosses the North Raccoon River. Photo taken 5/8/12.