|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Guthrie County - Casey
Herron Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway
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 Francis J. Herron. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of Pea Ridge in March, 1862. He led a divison at Vicksburg and had commands mostly west of the Mississippi. He became a Major General at age 26. This bridge crosses the Middle River just east of Casey on Old Highway 6. Photo taken 5/12/12.