Columbus bridge to be named for ‘Iron Men of Metz’

(WISH Photo/Robb Ellis)
(WISH Photo/Robb Ellis)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Transportation is renaming a southern Indiana bridge for a World War II unit that captured the French city of Metz in November 1944.

INDOT says the U.S. Highway 31 bridge at Clifty Creek on the east side of Columbus will be renamed Friday for the “Iron Men of Metz.” They were soldiers of the 95th U.S. Army Division who fought their way through Nazi strongholds to capture the city in northeastern France at its borders with Germany and Luxembourg. It says five of the “Iron Men of Metz” and their families will be in Columbus for a reunion over the weekend.

The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Friday.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s