Interstate 55 South in Memphis – Tennessee

Drive America’s Highways for 15 miles along Interstate 55 south in Memphis, Tennessee

We start the video having just entered Tennessee on the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on I-55. Soon after, we reach the interchange with
Crump Blvd, where we (and I-55) turn south. For those of you who have never been on I-55 in Memphis, it’s really a set of connected short highway segments more than anything — in other words, to stay on I-55, you end up taking several exit ramps. Anyway, continuing south on I-55, we pass the Martin Luther King Jr. Riverside Park before turning eastward.

Crossing the junction with US-61, we continue east for about a mile before turning south again on an exit ramp at the junction with Interstate 240 and Interstate 69. Traveling generally south now on the combined I-55/I-69, we soon cross the junction with US-51 (Graceland).

The remainder of I-55 in Tennessee is pretty straight with a few exits before reaching the Mississippi state line, and the end of the video.

5 Comments

  1. countenanceblog the expat

    2:06 — Going SB, that's US 61 splitting off of I-55 for the last time. Between the Lindbergh interchange in south St. Louis County to that point, US 61 either closely follows I-55 or sometimes multiplexes with it.

    • Interstate 411

      Another neat fact about 61, there is a unique state line marker at AR/MO border — check it out one day 🙂

    • countenanceblog the expat

      I've already seen it, I think it was put there before I-55 existed, meaning you had to use 61 for Memphis to St. Louis.

    • Interstate 411

      yeah, it was.

  2. countenanceblog the expat

    I've already seen it, I think it was put there before I-55 existed, meaning you had to use 61 for Memphis to St. Louis.

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