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U.S. Route 83 marker

U.S. Route 83
Route information
Length 1,885 mi (3,034 km)
Existed 1926–present
Major junctions
South end Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates to Fed. 101 / Fed. 180 at the Mexico–United States border in Brownsville, TX
 
North end PTH 83 at the Canada–United States border near Westhope, ND
Location
States: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota
Highway system
United States Numbered Highways
List • Bannered • Divided • Replaced

US Hwy. 83 in Uvalde County, TX IMG 1874
US 83 as it goes through the Texas Hill Country in Uvalde County, Texas

U.S. Route 83 (US 83) is a major north–south U.S. Highway. It goes 1,885 miles (3,034 km) in the central United States. Only four other north–south routes are longer: U.S. Routes 1, 41, 59, and 87. The highway's northern endpoint is north of Westhope, North Dakota, at the Canada–United States border. The southern endpoint is in Harlingen, Texas.

  • Reynolds, David. Slow Road to Brownsville: A Journey Through the Heart of the Old West. New York: Greystone Books, 2014. Narrative of a journey along U.S. Route 83 from Swan River, Manitoba to Brownsville, Texas
  • Magnuson, Stew. The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas: Volume 1 . Court Bridge Publishing, 2014.
  • Magnuson, Stew. The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S Route 83 Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma: Volume 2. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • Magnuson, Stew. The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83 in Texas: Volume 3. Court Bridge Publishing, 2017.

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