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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Rainbow Viaduct

Dedicated to the Brave Men of the 167th Infantry who fought to Preserve Our Freedom

 
 
The Rainbow Viaduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
1. The Rainbow Viaduct Marker
Inscription. On May 10, 1919, soon after its completion, this 21st Street Viaduct was named the Rainbow Viaduct in tribute to Alabama's famous 167th Infantry of the Rainbow Division, renowned for Bravery and Honor. The 167th was the Nation's only regiment in World War 1 referred to by its home state -- "The Alabama," made up of men from throughout Alabama, including a large number from Birmingham, this regiment had to its credit the following brave deeds, among countless others:
* Advanced farthest into German lines -- to Sedan.
* Took the first German prisoners captured by Americans.
* Only Rainbow Regiment to achieve two Honor Medals.
* Fought in trenches two days longer than any other American Regiment.
The only Southern Regiment in the First Army at occupation on Rhine, the 167th fought in the Battles of Lineville, Baccarat, Esperance - Sousain, Champagne, Marce, Red Cross Farm, following Chateau - Thierry, Aisne - Marne, Essey - Paunes, Meuse - Argonne, Sedan.

East Side Marker:

Roll Of Honor
This Rainbow Viaduct is Dedicated to the Memory of the Jefferson County Members of the 167th Infantry, Rainbow Division of Whom the Following were Killed in Action or Died of Wounds in the World War 1914 - 1918
Joe Atwood • Andrew Bailey • Sam Barr • Louis A. Burger
The Roll Of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
2. The Roll Of Honor Marker
• Usury Burnett • Carl Canoles • WM. Churchwell • Jas. W. Cornett • Harry P. Couch • Wilbur T. Crowder • Carl Evatt • Attle A. Fred • Jas. C. Farleyerick • Walter Hammett • Braxton Harville • Elmus Hayes • Emile Henckell • Mortimer H. Jordan • Bishop M. Lee • Worth Lewis • Chas. Sherr • John H. Skinner • Bernie B. Loveman • Walter L. Moore • Judge E. Morgan • Robert L. Morton • Wilfred Niles • Harry Parkman • Fred Rogers • Newton M. Roy • Austin Ruff • Benj. Rutstein • Royal Seay • Theo. E. Sims • Handos Sinnott • Bernice Speaks • Clarence Swindle • Herman G. Syphurs • Stanley Warble • Will F. Wheeler • D. F. Wilson • Oscar Woods • Bruce Nolan • John D. O'Neal
 
Erected 1919 by City of Birmingham.
 
Location. 33° 30.834′ N, 86° 48.21′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Richard Arington Jr. Blvd North north of 1st Ave South, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The bridge crosses the railroad to the south of the city center. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morris Avenue Historic District / Elyton Land Company (Successor, Birmingham Realty Co.) (about
The Rainbow Viaduct Marker (West Side of Bridge) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
3. The Rainbow Viaduct Marker (West Side of Bridge)
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heaviest Corner On Earth (about 800 feet away); Dewberry Drugs and Phenix Insurance Company Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Berry Project (approx. 0.2 miles away); Concord Center (approx. Ό mile away); Title Building (approx. Ό mile away); Jefferson County Courthouse Site (approx. Ό mile away); S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Image of the Rainbow Viaduct 1920 from Bham Wiki. 1920's Rainbow Parade honoring the 167th "Alabama" Infantry, of the Rainbow Division. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
The Roll Of Honor Marker (East Side of Bridge) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
4. The Roll Of Honor Marker (East Side of Bridge)
The Rainbow Viaduct (21st Street) Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
5. The Rainbow Viaduct (21st Street) Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd
Birmingham City Center viewed fromThe Rainbow Viaduct image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 2, 2009
6. Birmingham City Center viewed fromThe Rainbow Viaduct
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,689 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querιtaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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