U.S. Highway 55
United States Highway 55 was a north-south United States highway. Despite the "5" in its route number, US 55 was never a long route. Though it was part of the original 1926 numbering plan, it was decommissioned within 10 years.
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- When the route was commissioned in 1926, its northern terminus was in Minneapolis, Minnesota at an intersection with U.S. Highway 12, just before the Mississippi River. Its southern terminus was in Dubuque, Iowa at an intersection with U.S. Highway 61 (or possibly U.S. Highway 20).
- In 1932, US 55 was extended south to Davenport, Iowa, to another intersection with US 61. While US 61 went directly from Dubuque to Davenport, the new US 55 extension followed the western shore of the Mississippi River.
- Just two years later, in 1934, US 55 was decommissioned. U.S. Highway 67 was extended through Davenport to Dubuque, absorbing the 1932 extension of US 55. The northern half of this stretch was co-signed with an extension of U.S. Highway 52, which took over the US 55 designation all the way to Minneapolis.
The highway passed through the following states:
Related US Routes
- U.S Highway 55 had no "child" routes.
- List of United States Highways
Sources and external links
- Endpoints of US highways (used with permission)
List of U.S. Highways – Bannered U.S. Highways