U.S. Route 101
U.S. Highway 101 (or U.S. Route 101) is an American Highway with a length of 2478 kilometers, which was opened in 1926.
It runs along the west coast of the USA in the north-south direction with the endpoints Olympia in the north and Los Angeles to the south. The road passes through the states of Washington, Oregon and California. In Oregon, it has the nickname " Coast Highway in Oregon ," in Washington, and parts of California known as the " Pacific Highway ". Long stretches pass on or through the Cascade Mountains. In San Francisco, the highway crosses the Golden Gate Bridge.
The street has lost much with the opening of nearly parallel Interstate 5 in 1957 in importance. With its scenic often very beautiful route on the Pacific coast, he is providing a popular destination among tourists is, in particular, the section in Oregon, where he leads among other things along the Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park.
The following Interstate highways crossing the Highway:
- I-5/I-10 in Los Angeles ( California )
- I-405 in Los Angeles
- I-280/I-680 in San Jose (California )
- I-80/I-280 in San Francisco ( California )
- U.S. 20 in Newport ( Oregon)
- I-5 at Olympia ( second cross)
The highway in downtown LA
Golden Gate Bridge
U.S. Route 101 in Mendocino County
At the Hunter 's Cove the Oregon coast
U.S. 101 between Oregon and Washington at the Astoria- Megler Bridge