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Encyclopedia > Minnesota State Highway 55

Minnesota State Highway 55 is a highway in Minnesota. It is 225 miles in length.


Termini

The western terminus of Highway 55 is the North Dakota near Tenney, Minnesota. In North Dakota, its counterpart is North Dakota State Highway 11. The road extends eastward to Hastings, Minnesota where it meets U.S. Highway 61.


Notes

The western portion of the highway coming into downtown Minneapolis is known as Olson Memorial Highway. The part southeast of downtown is known as Hiawatha Avenue. A light rail corridor, the Hiawatha Line, runs parallel to the highway for much of the Hiawatha Avenue stretch.


There has been some controversy with expansion of the highway. An area known as Camp Coldwater, considered by some as the "birthplace of Minnesota," was dug up during some construction.


Highway 55 crosses the Mississippi River via the Mendota Bridge, which was the longest continuous bridge made of poured concrete when it was completed in 1926. It is 4119 feet in length.


References

  • Steve Riner (December 27, 2003). Details of Routes 51-75. (http://www.steve-riner.com/mnhighways/r51-75.htm) Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Accessed August 26, 2004.

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Minnesota State Highway 55 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
The western terminus of Highway 55 is the North Dakota border near Tenney, Minnesota.
Eastbound, 55 leaves the Olson Highway at the on-ramp for I-94 East, and leaves the freeway at the exit for Hiawatha Avenue, which is also marked with the Highway 55 shield.
Highway 55 crosses the Minnesota River via the Mendota Bridge, which was the longest continuous bridge made of poured concrete when it was completed in 1926.
Minnesota State Highway 62 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (476 words)
Minnesota State Highway 62 is an unusual road in the highway system of the U.S. state of Minnesota, as it actually has two distinct portions—the only such highway in the state.
This is in the southwest portion of the state.
Hennepin County Highway 62 still exists outside of the Interstate 494/694 loop, but the road transitions to MN 62 as the road crosses inside the beltway.
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