The industrial advancement of the continent is made possible with the well-designed network of transport system, i.e. Network of Roadways (Freeways), Railways, Waterways and Airways.
North America, especially the USA and Canada, have the world-class and world's best-laid roads. The all-weather road is made of Asphalt and Concrete.
Aerial view of a massive highway intersection in Los Angeles
- The Super Ways (or) Freeways make travelling easy and swift.
- Large highways that connect major cities of a country are called Super ways. The speed limit on these highways are high, and there are more lanes to accommodate traffic.
- A major road with several lanes that have been specially built for fast travel over long distances is called a freeway.
- The Pan American highway runs from Alaska in the far Northwest to Panama in the south.
Railroads are the one of the oldest form of mechanized transport and one of the original “big businesses” of the North American economy.
Despite losing its command of such economic heights, rail is still an essential part of transportation infrastructure, from regional passenger networks to long-distance freight.
Trans Canada railroad
Transcontinental railways and Tarns-Canadian railways connect the east and west coast of Canada and the United States.
World's biggest railway Junction: Chicago
The New York railway junction is know to be one of the busiest railway stations in the world.
The Great Lakes region along St. Lawrence and Mississippi rivers are the most important inland waterway in North America. These rivers served as cheap transport for the industries on the banks to transport raw materials and finished goods.
Important inland ports: Quebec City, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston and New Orleans
Chicago River Bridges Raised and Lifted on the Empty River
New York is the most important port along the East coast. Vancouver and San Francisco are important ports on the West Coast of North America.
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