Wisconsin Highway 76

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State Trunk Highway 76 marker

State Trunk Highway 76
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 43.40 mi[1] (69.85 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 45 in Oshkosh
  US 41 in Oshkosh
US 10 in Menasha
North end: US 45 / WIS 22 in Bear Creek
Location
Counties: Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca
Highway system
WIS 75 WIS 77

State Trunk Highway 76 (often called Highway 76, STH 76 or WIS 76) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs north–south in east central Wisconsin from US Highway 45 near Bear Creek to a junction with US Highway 45 in downtown Oshkosh.

The southern section of the present WIS 76 highway between the current WIS 15 (formerly US Highway 45) at Greenville and Oshkosh was previously part of US Highway 45, but was changed to Wisconsin State Highway 76 in the 1990s as an effect of the rerouting of US Highway 45 to a more westerly trunkline via Winchester, Wisconsin.

The northern section of WIS 76 between Greenville and Bear Creek via Shiocton is remarkably unchanged since the 1920s and passes through rural areas. The trunkline between Greenville and Shiocton via Stephensville is particularly scenic with views over a gently undulating and unspoiled countryside.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bessert, Chris. "Wisconsin Highways: Highways 70-79 (Highway 76)". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved 2007-03-20.