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
* 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.
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
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 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. ¼ mile away); Title Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Jefferson County Courthouse Site (approx. ¼ 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 & Viaducts • Military • Notable Persons • War, World I •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 118 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. 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.