Near Independence in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge
In Memory Of
—Montgomery County Bridge No. 628 —
Born Nov. 4, 1896
Killed Sept. 26, 1918
Company "K" 137th Inf.
Harry F. Spohnhauer
Born Oct. 11, 1896
Killed Nov. 2, 1918
Meuse Argonne Offensive
Company "H" 353rd Inf.
Erected 1926 by Montgomery County, Kansas.
Location. 37° 13.47′ N, 95° 40.718′ W. Marker is near Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 160) and 4175th Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Markers are at each end of the 1926 four-span Rainbow Arch Bridge over the Verdigris River, one mile east of Independence. Marker is in this post office area: Independence KS 67301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drum Creek and the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1.5 miles away); F-100F Super Sabre (approx. 1.6 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial First Night Game in Organized Baseball (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Kayo's Boys (approx. 1.7 miles away); A. C. Stich Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Dewlen-Spohnhauer Rainbow Arch Bridge. (Submitted on November 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.