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Fun facts: size & length

Fun facts - Size & Length. Did you know…? 1. There are over 246,935 miles of roads in the UK – laid end to end, you could drive to the moon on them all 2. There are over 10,000 miles of rail-track in the UK – laid end to end, you could ride on the train from London to Adelaide in Australia 3. With a total length of 2.2km, Humber Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world for 17 years after it was built 4. There are 6,546 wind turbines in the UK, generating 13 gigawatts of electricity, highest in Europe. 5. Southend – Extending 1.34 miles into the Thames Estuary, it is the longest pleasure pier in the world 6. The longest motorway in the UK is the M6, running from Junction 19 of the M1 near Rugby to Gretna and the A74(M) near Scotland 7. The longest single road in the UK is the A1, stretching 410 miles from Edinburgh to London 8. The most northerly built-up area in the UK is Skaw, in the Shetland Isles. It is nearer to Norway than Edinburgh
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