(July 1, 1920-July 1, 2003)

NORTH End: Stop sign/T intersection, IA 141, Crawford County

Facing north on 45 (3/26/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

View of "End" sign with intersection in background (6/29/03)

Facing north on 45 (5/22/14)

Facing east on 141 (6/29/03)

M55 does not meet 45 at the same intersection. It goes north before the railroad crossing, and 45 goes south after the crossing.

Facing east on 141 (3/26/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

Facing east on 141 (5/22/14)

Facing east on 141 (5/22/14)

Facing west on 141 (6/29/03)

In the deep background of the left picture you can see the 45 intersection, then the railroad tracks, then the M55 intersection. Oddly, despite M55 and 45 not coming to the same exact point, and the M47 signage at the south end (see below), Crawford County told me 45 became an extension of M55. As far as I could tell, only two addresses along the route needed to worry about changing addresses outside the city limits.

Facing west on 141 (5/22/14)

Although this sign shows a double arrow, there are two intersections, before and after the railroad tracks.

Facing west on 141 (5/22/14)


Facing west on 141 (5/22/14)

Still on the north side of town (5/22/14 above, below)

SOUTH End: 4-way stop, Main St., Manilla, Crawford County

Facing south on 45 (3/26/02)

Photo by Neil Bratney

Facing south on 45 (6/29/03)

Facing south on 45 (6/29/03)

The general direction of 45 is south-southwest, alongside railroad tracks. The arrows under M47 point to the road you are on, but in this case M47 is NOT duplexed with 45. From here, M47 goes east for five blocks on Main and then turns south.

Old SOUTH End: 5th St., Manilla, Crawford County

Going through route logs, I found out that until 1988 IA 45 turned and went into downtown rather than stopping before entering it. It's one of a handful that were not truncated to the city limits in 1980 yet didn't end in the same place by decommissioning.

Last seen: 2003

Pictures by Neil Bratney: First and seventh, 3/26/02

Pictures by me: Second-sixth, eighth, and ninth, 6/29/03

Page created 5/18/02; last updated 1/5/15

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