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(Encyclopedia) highway: see road.

Alaska Highway

(Encyclopedia) Alaska Highway, all-weather road, 1,523 mi (2,451 km) long, extending NW from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. An extension of an existing Canadian road between…

Lost Highway

Director: David LynchWriters: David Lynch and Barry GiffordDirector of Photography:Peter DemingEditor:Mary SweeneyMusic:Angelo BadalmentiProduction Designer:Patricia NorrisProducers:Deepak…

The U.S. Highway System

At the beginning of the 20th century, an uninterrupted system of nationwide highways did not exist. Beginning in 1811, a National Road had been constructed between Cumberland in western Maryland and…

Interstate Highway System Trivia

Facts and figures on the U.S. highway system by Federal Highway Administration Related Links Quiz: Great American Highways The Story of the U.S. InterstateRoad Mileage Between U.S.…

Trans-Canada Highway

(Encyclopedia) Trans-Canada Highway, c.4,800 mi (7,700 km) long, S Canada; dedicated 1962; completed 1970. The world's longest national highway, it traverses North America from St. John's,…

Trans-Amazon Highway

(Encyclopedia) Trans-Amazon Highway, road, c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) long, traversing N central Brazil. The highway, stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Peruvian border, is an important factor in…

Inter-American Highway

(Encyclopedia) Inter-American Highway, c.3,400 mi (5,470 km) long, section of the Pan-American Highway system from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama. Much of the highway prior to 1941 had…

Pan-American Highway

(Encyclopedia) Pan-American Highway, system of roads, c.16,000 mi (25,750 km) long, linking the nations of the Western Hemisphere. It was suggested at the Fifth International Conference of American…