Hotshot truckers burn up the miles hauling loads from one destination to the next. It is fair to say the majority of the miles are traveled on the United States Interstate System. Here is a list of the longest interstates in the United States and what makes them unique.
1.) I-90: 3,085 Miles (Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachutes)
I-90 traverses 13 states and is the longest interstate in the country, even though it does not cover 37 states. The northernmost interstate begins at Safeco Field in Seatle, goes through a tunnel under the Mount Baker Ridge, spans two floating bridges while crossing Lake Washington. Then it continues for over 3,000 miles where it nears the end at Logan International Airport in Boston.
2.) I-80: 2,906 Miles (San Francisco, California to Teaneck, New Jersey)
I-80 states at the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, and then it crosses the Bonneville Salt Flats near the Great Salt Lake. It reaches 8,000 feet above sea level in Wyoming, and it has a 72-mile stretch of virtually straight roadway outside of Lincoln, Nebraska (the longest of all interstates). The interstate comes within a few miles of two of the biggest U.S. cities, Chicago and Cleveland, and then ends four miles from New York City.
3.) I-40; 2,554 Miles (Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina)
I-40 begins in Barstow, California, and it hits large cities such as Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Nashville, Tennesee. I-40 also has scenic views as it travels through the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and a portion of historic Route 66 out west.
4.) I-10: 2,459 Miles (Los Angeles, California to Jacksonville, Florida)
I-10 is a southern trek from Los Angeles to Jacksonville. It passes through eight different states, but one-third of the journey is spent in Texas. I-1o reaches its highest point of over 5,000 just east of Tuscon, Arizona. It then dips under sea level in New Orleans.
5.) I-70: 2,175 Miles (Cove Fort, Utah to Baltimore, Maryland)
I-70 has the oldest section of all U.S. Interstates in Kansas and Missouri. It runs through 10 states and includes major cities like Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before reaching Baltimore.
I-70 has the highest point in the entire interstate system at 11,518 feet, as well as the highest vehicular tunnel in the United States.
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