Top Ten Longest Highways

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6. Interstate 80 (I-80)


The I-80 connects San Francisco to Teaneck, New Jersey. It closely approximates the Lincoln Highway route and traces other important travel pathways such as Oregon Trail, California Trail and the complete route of the First Transcontinental Railroad.


7. Australia’s Highway 1


This highway joins all the mainland state capitals and is a network of highways which navigate through the entire Australian continent. It spans at least 25,000 km and hence is one of the longest national highways in the world.


8. Pan-American Highway


This highway comprises a network of many highways and stretches from Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska to the Ushuaia, in Cape Horn, Argentina. The Darien Gap is an 87 kilometre rainforest break. Apart from this the highway is well connected and connects the Americas very well. This highway also passes through several ecological types and diverse climates from cold mountain passes to dense jungles.


9. The Tarim Desert Highway


This highway extends through the Taklamakan desert from north to south. It extends to 552km; For at least 446km, it crosses through several sand dunes and other uninhabited areas. In 1995 the highway was constructed to transport oil from China’s largest inland basin namely the Tarim Basin. Otherwise called the Cross- Desert highway, it links the cities of Minfeng and Luntai on the southern and northern limits of the Tarim Basin.


10. Highway 409


This highway is in Ontario. The 400-series highways are actually freeways with controlled access which span throughout the southern limits of Ontario in Canada. Highway 409 is actually a short freeway that is used as a traffic bypass for vehicles approaching the airport or Highway 427 since these cannot be reached at the mega interchange between highways 427 and 401. This highway is better known as Belfield Expressway.

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