Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments
Jasper County - Colfax

Weaver Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway
Highway 6 runs coast-to-coast and is named the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. The SUVCW in Iowa has named 11 bridges on the Highway after Iowa CW Generals. There are also 29 highway markers across the state - an example is listed under Oakland in Pottawattamie County. This bridge is named after General James B. Weaver. He entered the 2nd Iowa Infantry as a 1st Lt. and eventually became the Colonel commanding the regiment. Later he became a Brevet Brigadier General. He is best known as the nominee for President in the Greenback Party in 1880 and the Populist Party in 1892. For more information see the Weaver home and a plaque in Bloomfield in Davis County. Thank you to the Jasper County Historical Society for sponsoring this bridge. The location is just south of I-80, exit 159 on Old Highway 6. This exit is between Colfax and Newton. Photo taken 5/8/12

Weaver Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway