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Old November 1st, 2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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Largest distance on a road sign?

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Old November 1st, 2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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I'd suspect somewhere in Australia...
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Old November 1st, 2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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maybe moskow somewhere in Siberia?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 11:37 PM   #4
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The largest I have seen was in Kirkenes / Norway - about 1070km to Narvik, but I am sure that is not the largest of the world
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 02:46 AM   #5
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I live in Sacramento CA USA , there is a sign just west of Downtown Sacramento (in West Sacramento ,Its beginning pt.) for U.S Hwy 50 that states its ending point as 3073 miles away in Ocean City , Maryland USA .The sign is stolen very often here in Sac , and I hear its the same story in Maryland .
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Old November 6th, 2005, 04:49 AM   #6
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I live in Sacramento CA USA , there is a sign just west of Downtown Sacramento (in West Sacramento ,Its beginning pt.) for U.S Hwy 50 that states its ending point as 3073 miles away in Ocean City , Maryland USA .The sign is stolen very often here in Sac , and I hear its the same story in Maryland .
Wow 50 goes that far? I never would have thought it went past nevada (but then again, ive only used to to go to tahoe ).
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Old November 6th, 2005, 05:39 PM   #7
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I live in Sacramento CA USA , there is a sign just west of Downtown Sacramento (in West Sacramento ,Its beginning pt.) for U.S Hwy 50 that states its ending point as 3073 miles away in Ocean City , Maryland USA .The sign is stolen very often here in Sac , and I hear its the same story in Maryland .
I was going to mention the same sign!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 04:23 AM   #8
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The longest Ive ever seen--

Cancun-1070 km..
In Mexico
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Old November 7th, 2005, 04:34 AM   #9
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The longest national highway in the world is the Trans-Canada, which is 4,860 miles long. I tried googling for road signs, but to no avail.

I would hope there are some with that distance on it.. someone's gotta have a sense of fun...
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Old November 7th, 2005, 04:41 AM   #10
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not entirely on topic, but heres a bizzare sight.. a collection of 22 000 road signs in the Yukon..



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Old November 7th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #11
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This is at the southernmost city of the world, Ushuaia, Argentina.



It's about 3214 miles.

There was also a sign that indicated the distance to Alaksa, but I couldn't find it.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 06:12 AM   #12
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Wow, 5171, thats huge, whats the use of one of those signs? I've seen 499 miles on a sign before on I-75 in the U.S. Thats around 900km.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 06:18 AM   #13
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The longest national highway in the world is the Trans-Canada, which is 4,860 miles long. I tried googling for road signs, but to no avail.
Except for the fact that it isn't a national highway. The Trans-Canada Highway is under the sole jurisdiction of the provinces it goes through. The highway is in fact just a series of provincial highways unified by a common shield.

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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #14
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There is a roadsign just north of Brisbane showing the distance to Cairns, i can't remember the exact distance, it's about 1600km. Both cities are in the same state.

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Old November 8th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #15
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Except for the fact that it isn't a national highway. The Trans-Canada Highway is under the sole jurisdiction of the provinces it goes through. The highway is in fact just a series of provincial highways unified by a common shield.

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Same applies to the interstates, no?
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #16
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Same applies to the interstates, no?
Pretty much... the feds give the states money, which they spend on their own road projects.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #17
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probably not a longest distance sign, but in any case interesting. I recorded it in Derventa, in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina (probably friendly cities)
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #18
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probably not a longest distance sign, but in any case interesting. I recorded it in Derventa, in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina (probably friendly cities)
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #19
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:46 PM   #20
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Is that sign still there?
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