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U.S. Highway 53
US 53 covers much of the western portion of the state between La Crosse and Superior before joining with I-535 and crossing St. Louis Bay into Duluth, MN. Click here to show the route.

Southern Terminus: Junction of US 14/US 61/WIS 16 in La Crosse.

Northern Entrance: Mid-span on the John A. Blatnik Bridge.

Pictures are arranged from south to north.

Location Description Photo
Northbound Southbound
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on East 2nd Street past the junction of US 2.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on East 2nd Street approaching 2nd Avenue East. At right is the advisory sign for the WIS 35 detour that was necessitated by the construction on Tower Avenue north of Belknap Street.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on East 2nd Street past 2nd Avenue East.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on East 2nd Street approaching E Avenue.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on East 2nd Street past E Avenue.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Westbound view on East 2nd Street past E Avenue. In the distance is the John A. Blatnik Bridge that US 53 follows with I-535 into Minnesota.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Westbound view on East 2nd Street approaching North 5th Street.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Westbound view on East 2nd Street at North 5th Street. Ahead is the advance signage for the junction of I-535 as well as an advisory sign of the 40-ton weight limit on the bridge. The weight limit was instituted in 2008 as a way of extending the life of the aging structure.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Westbound view on East 2nd Street approaching Catlin Avenue showing the advance signage for the junction of I-535 and WIS 35.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Westbound view on East 2nd Street at Clough Avenue showing more advance signage for the junction of I-535 and WIS 35. Note the sequence of numbers on the signage: 5-3-5-3-5-3-5.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Westbound view on East 2nd Street approaching Grand Avenue.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on the I-535 on-ramp.

Photograph taken in April 2013.
Douglas County
City of Superior
Northbound view on the I-535 on-ramp.

Photograph taken in April 2013.

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