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Wisconsin Highway 47

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State Trunk Highway 47 (often called Highway 47, STH 47 or WIS 47) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs in a diagonal northwest-southeast in northeastern and northern Wisconsin from Manitowish to Menasha.

State Trunk Highway 47 marker

State Trunk Highway 47
WIS-47 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length188.01 mi[1] (302.57 km)
Major junctions
South end WIS 114 in Menasha
  US 10 / WIS 441 in Menasha
I-41 / US 41 in Grand Chute
US 45 / WIS 52 in Antigo
US 8 / US 45 in Monico
US 8 in Rhinelander
US 51 / WIS 70 in Woodruff
North end US 51 / WIS 182 in Manitowish
Location
CountiesWinnebago, Outagamie, Shawano, Menominee, Langlade, Oneida, Vilas, Iron
Highway system
WIS 46WIS 48

Of the 188-mile (303 km) route, about 76 miles (122 km) are cosigned with other highways. From south to north, WIS 47 is aligned with WIS 29 from south of Bonduel to South of Shawano, WIS 55 from South of Bonduel to Keshena. After a solo segment, WIS 47 follows U.S. Route 45 from south of Antigo to Monico and U.S. Route 8 from Monico to Rhinelander.[1]

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HistoryEdit

At its inception, STH 47 ran from Wisconsin Highway 15 in Appleton to Wisconsin Highway 29 in Bonduel. In 1919, the highway was expanded north to Antigo, where it ended at U.S. Route 45. In 1925, it was extended along US 45 to Woodruff. In 1937, it was extended along the old U.S. Route 41 to Menasha. In 1952, it was extended north to Manitowish. In 1997, freeway was added with the WI 29/55 bypass near Bonduel.[1]

Route descriptionEdit

The northern terminus of Highway 47 is a combined terminus with STH 182 at US-51 in Manitowish. Its southern terminus is at STH 114 at the corner of Third and De Pere Streets in Menasha.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bessert, Chris. "Wisconsin Highways: Highways 40-49 (Highway 47)". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved 2007-03-20.