Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments
Pottawattamie County - Council Bluffs

Dodge 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 Grenville M. Dodge, whose home was in Council Bluffs. He organized and was the Colonel of the 4th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He received promotions and became a noted Major General at the division level. He is best known as the Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific responsible for building the eastern half of the Transcontinental Railroad. Also see the Dodge Mausoleum and Dodge Home under Pottawattamie County on this web site. This memorial bridge is in the west-bound lane on Highway 6/I-480 over the Missouri River between Council Bluffs and Omaha. Thank you to Charlene Gaard for the photo - it was taken 5/12/12

Dodge Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway