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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 40

United States Highway 40 is an east-west United States highway. As the "0" in its route number suggests, US 40 was once a coast-to-coast route, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific. However, the entire segment west of Salt Lake City, Utah has been decommissioned in favor of Interstate 80. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 40 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, near the Atlantic Ocean (and close to the end of U.S. Highway 30). Its western/ terminus is north of Park City, Utah at an intersection with Interstate 80. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlantic City is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... Park City is a city located in Utah. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ...


Historic termini

When the original 1926 routes were commissioned, the western termini of both US 40 and US 50 were in Oakland, California. These highways' endpoints were extended to San Francisco (at US 101) with the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1936. But the rise of the Interstate highway system saw the end of the road creep eastward starting in the 1960s. 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States Highway 50 is an east-west United States highway. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland in the upper left portion of the image. ... San Francisco skyline. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... The Bay Bridge, with the skyline of San Francisco in the background. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ...


Alternate routes

As of 2004 Alternate US 40 in Maryland has an eastern terminus in Frederick. It rejoins US 40 about 20 miles (32 km) later in Hagerstown. While the main line of US 40 serves as a local access road for Interstate 70, Alternate US 40 veers to the south to serve Boonsboro. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission into... Frederick, Maryland is a city in Frederick County, Maryland, of which it is the county seat. ... Hagerstown is a city located in Washington County, Maryland. ... I-70 looking westbound near Mile 326, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Interstate 70 is a long interstate highway in the United States. ... Boonsboro is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. ...


Some maps show one or two segments labelled Alternate US 40 in the Maryland panhandle, but they appear to be local access alternatives to Interstate 68. This is about the topographical term; when used as a verb, panhandle means to approach strangers and beg for money. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ...


Historic alternate routes

US 40 split into US 40N and US 40S from western Kansas through central Colorado until the mid-1930s. State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... This is the article on the state. ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

formerly: State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... City nickname: Location in the state of Delaware Founded County New Castle County Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 44. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission into... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Wheeling is a city located in West Virginia, in the United States. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... This is the article on the state. ... State nickname: Beehive State Other U.S. States Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. ...

State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...

Related US Routes

U.S. Highway 140 was a very important thoroughfare connecting Baltimore, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. ... U.S. Highway 240 is a defunct designation for a short, but once very-important, segment of highway between Frederick, Maryland, junction U.S. Highway 40 (since diverted to Interstate 70) and Washington, D.C., junction of what was the now-diverted U.S. Highway 50 through Rockville and Bethesda. ... U.S. Highway 340 is a spur of U.S. Highway 40. ...

See Also

List of United States Highways This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...


Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways (http://www.geocities.com/usend4049/End040/end040.htm) (used with permission)
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Primary U.S. Highways
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10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 87 89
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
101 163 400 412 425
Lists
List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

 
 

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