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  WSDOT - Washington State Highway Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Washington’s Interstate freeways are I-5, I-205, I-405, I-705, I-82, I-182, and I-90.
Washington is the western terminus of the nation’s longest Interstate Route.
At a length of 1.5 miles, I-705 is the shortest Interstate highway in Washington.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /publications/highwaymap   (356 words)

  List of Washington State Routes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Washington State Route system is the official name given to the highway system in Washington owned, maintained, and managed by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Odd-numbered major routes run north-south and are numbered from 3 in the west to 31 in the east.
For instance, 104 and 117 are spurs of U.S., 505 and 527 are spurs of I-5, and 261 is a spur of 26.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Washington_state_highways   (496 words)

 Washington, George. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Washington first gained public notice late in 1753 when he volunteered to carry a message from Gov. Robert Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French moving into the Ohio country, warning them to quit the territory, which was claimed by the British.
Washington presided over this last convention, and his influence in securing the adoption of the Constitution of the United States is incalculable.
Washington was unanimously reelected (1793), but his second administration was Federalist and was bitterly criticized by Jeffersonians, especially for Jay’s Treaty with England.
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 Seattle, Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, and in the northwestern United States.
It is situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 108 miles (180 km) south of the Canadian border, in King County, of which it is the county seat.
Washington State Route 522 (northeast to Bothell and Monroe)
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 Washington State Route 99 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington State Route 99 (also known as: Pacific Highway South, International Blvd., East Marginal Way, Aurora Avenue, Highway 99, Pacific Highway North, Evergreen Way, and Everett Mall Way), is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the north.
It is then routed onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct double decker freeway (NB-Top/SB-Bottom) in the SODO District south of downtown Seattle.
The route SR-99 is primarily the route of SR-99 where building Interstate 5 would have been prohibitively expensive, or would not have served the greater good.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_State_Route_99   (558 words)

 Seattle, Washington
Seattle is the largest city in the U.S state of Washington, and in the Pacific Northwest, with a total estimated population of 569,101 as of 2003.
In March 2004, Seattle was recognized in a report released by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as one of the seven cities in the United States that are leading the way toward reducing chronic homelessness.
Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry system in the United States and the third largest in the world, operates three vehicle routes and one passenger-only route to and from Seattle on Puget Sound, to the city's west.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/se/seattle__washington.html   (3529 words)

 Washington State Route 509 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington State Route 509 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 35 miles (56.6 km) from Tacoma in the south to Seattle in the north.
After following SR 99 and SR 516 to Des Moines, it continues north, skirting the western edge of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, intersecting SR 518 in Burien, and terminating in south Seattle, where it rejoins SR 99.
Presently, State Route 509 exists as a limited-access divided highway from Tacoma to Fife and from SeaTac to Seattle.
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 Washington State Route 104
Washington State Route 104 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A It extends from Discovery Bay in the northwest to Lake Forest Park in the southeast.
Its length is just under 32 miles, excluding the portion of the route carried by the Washington State Ferries run from Kingston to Edmonds.
It continues its southeasterly course from Edmonds and crosses Washington State Route 99 just north of the King-Snohomish County line.
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 Lake Washington Ship Canal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Lake Washington Ship Canal, which runs through Seattle, Washington connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound, is a system consisting of, from east to west, Union Bay, the Montlake Cut, Portage Bay, Lake Union, the Fremont Cut, Salmon Bay, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and Shilshole Bay.
In 1916 the water level of Lake Washington dropped by nearly nine feet when the Montlake Cut was completed, replacing the Black River as the lake's outlet in favor of Portage Bay and Lake Union.
With the opening of the Locks on May 8, 1917, there was finally a navigable passage from the lake to the sound.
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 Washington State Route 99 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the north.
The road loses its state highway designation at the intersection of Washington State Route 518 and regains it in Tukwila at the junction of Washington State Route 599.
It is then routed onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct south of downtown Seattle, which overlooks Elliott Bay.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Washington_State_Route_99   (200 words)

 Washington Signs
Current style Washington interstate signs are square with the interstate shield against a white background.
Washington was one of a handful of states that dropped the "US" from its US highway signs after 1956 when the restrictions were relaxed.
This style sign appears in the 1939 official map of Washington State; however, this particular sign is probably from the 1950's or 60's.
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 Encyclopedia: Green Lake, Seattle, Washington
The Roosevelt district is a neighborhood in north-central Seattle, Washington.
The first settler was Erhart Seifried with a 132 acre homestead on the northeast shore of the lake in 1869.
The well-organized and rather left-leaning Democratic Party organization of that district was widely known both to friend and foe alike as "the soviet of Green Lake", possibly an allusion to James Farley's legendary (though possibly apocryphal) 1930s remark about "the 47 States of the Union and the Soviet of Washington".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Green-Lake,-Seattle,-Washington   (771 words)

 State Route 99
There is a traffic light on SR 99 at the end of the West Marginal Way freeway before the interchange at the south end of the bridge.
At the north end of the tunnel, SR 99 joins Aurora Ave N. From the Battery St Tunnel to the Green Lake area, SR 99 is a proto-freeway opened in 1932.
SR 99 follows this later route to Jct I-5 at Exit 189 and ends.
www.angelfire.com /wa2/hwysofwastate/sr099.html   (490 words)

 Spectracity Visions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The routing of 99 went pretty much right down the center of the state, US 99 was very much a part of the lifestyle of California and the west, and it was even mentioned in novels written by Steinbeck.
The major portion of state route 99 South of Sacramento is freeway, with the exception of a few at grade intersections just north and south of Merced.
The purpose of dedicating the SR-99 corridor as an Interstate Route is for recognition of the corridor as a major and important route to the economy of the state and the western region.
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 Finding US 99
Ridge Route: This was US 99 from 1925 to 1933 and was the first paved road to connect Los Angeles with places to the north.
US 99 Tour: This covers the alignments of US 99 after 1933 and includes the "Ridge Route Alternative" and later alignments, some of which are now part of I-5.
Clark is an avid supporter of Historic US 99 and has helped restore its status in Indio, which includes the placement of Historic US 99 markers and mural on the side of his station showing events from the 99 era.
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 State v. Washington, 141 NC App 354 (99-1249) 12/29/2000
Washington,” Reels said that the man calling was “Pedro” (hereinafter defendant) and that “Pedro” had stolen her purse and taken Holiday's telephone number.
Joseph Washington, Jr., defendant's first cousin and an officer with the Beaufort Police Department, and Martin Jones, a friend of defendant and a shift supervisor at the Carteret County Jail, testified as to defendant's appearance after the shootings.
Instead, defendant alleges only general concerns, stating that the witnesses “in all likelihood were discussing the case” and that “it is foolhardy to believe that they did not discuss the case.” We decline to speculate that the witnesses violated the court's order in the absence of any evidence to the contrary.
www.aoc.state.nc.us /www/public/coa/opinions/2000/991249-1.htm   (7115 words)

 George Washington Memorial Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The George Washington Memorial Bridge (commonly called the Aurora Bridge) is a cantilever bridge that carries Aurora Avenue (Washington State Route 99) over the west end of Seattle's Lake Union between Queen Anne and Fremont.
It is owned and operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
A local landmark, the Fremont Troll, a deceivingly large, 2-ton cement sculpture of a fantasy-style troll eating a real-life VW Beetle, sits under the bridge on the north side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Washington_Memorial_Bridge   (175 words)

 Washington State Patrol - District 2 FAQs
One exception is State Route 520 near Bellevue, west of the I-405 interchange, which requires a minimum of three people.
The Washington State Legislature directed the Washington State Patrol to provide security in the ferry terminals and on the boats.
Use of the WSP logo and images is restricted by law without written permission from the Washington State Patrol.
www.wsp.wa.gov /about/d2faqs.htm   (683 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Other news reports stated that his lawyers were closing a plea bargain that would spare him the death penalty in return for his confession to a number of the Green River murders.
In his statement accompanying his guilty plea, Ridgway explained all of his victims had been killed inside of King County, Washington, and that he had transported and dumped the remains of the two women near Portland, Oregon to confuse the police.
On August 18, 2003, remains of a 16-year old female found near Enumclaw, Washington, 40 feet from State Route 410, were pronounced as belonging to Pammy Annette Avent, who had been believed to be a victim of the Green River Killer.
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 HistoryLink Essay: First part of Seattle Freeway (Interstate 5) route receives federal funding on October 1, 1957.
The road, therefore, must be routed directly through heavily populated areas and the central business district in order to entice drivers and to generate the necessary tolls to make it cost-efficient.
Using this already-designated route allowed the state of Washington a head-start in the nationwide race for freeway funding in the wake of the 1956 National System of Interstate and Defense Highways Act.
Objections to the freeway route were mainly from individuals concerned about their own property, although some questions about the wisdom of slicing through the tissue of the city were quietly aired.
www.historylink.org /essays/output.cfm?file_id=4166   (792 words)

 Fremont, Seattle, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Named after Fremont, Nebraska, the hometown of two of its founders, L. Griffith and E. Blewett, it is situated along the Fremont Cut of the Lake Washington Ship Canal to the north of Queen Anne, the east of Ballard, the south of Phinney Ridge, and the southwest of Wallingford.
Its boundaries are not fixed, but they can be thought of as consisting of the Ship Canal to the south, Stone Way N. to the east, N. 50th Street to the north, and 8th Avenue N.W. to the west.
The Aurora Bridge (George Washington Memorial Bridge) carries Aurora Avenue (Washington State Route 99) over the Ship Canal to the top of Queen Anne Hill, and the Fremont Bridge carries Fremont Avenue over the canal to the hill's base.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fremont,_Seattle,_Washington   (369 words)

 Seattle, Washington - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 180 kilometers south of the Canadian border, in King County, of which it is the county seat.
Seattle is home to many institutions of higher learning, including the University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Bible College, The Art Institute of Seattle, Antioch University Seattle, and North Seattle, Seattle Central, and South Seattle Community Colleges.
Washington State Route 99 (formerly United States Highway 99[?])
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 U.S. Highway 99 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prior to 99's construction, it was an important (A large coach-and-four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns) stagecoach route linking the two international borders.
By 1968, US 99 was completely (Click link for more info and facts about decommissioned) decommissioned with the completion of I-5, but the highway's phasing out actually began July 1, 1964 thanks to the passage of Collier Senate Bill No. 64 on September 20, 1963.
Though US 99 never achieved the fame or romance that was enjoyed by another California highway, the world-famous (Click link for more info and facts about Route 66) Route 66, it was quite possibly a more important one as it linked the entire state, unlike 66.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/U/U/U.S._Highway_991.htm   (750 words)

 Seattle Post-Intelligencer: College Football
The Washington Huskies have gotten plowed in the third quarter of their last three games.
PULLMAN -- Alex Brink threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns as Washington State beat Idaho 45-28 in the 90th Battle of the Palouse on Saturday.
Andy Geiger helped build Ohio State into a sports power, but the recently retired athletic director now lives in Port Angeles and his son works with the Husky football program, making this an interesting weekend for the transplanted family.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /cfootball   (2221 words)

 U.S. 12 Michigan to Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The plan was as follows: East-west routes were assigned even numbers, with the transcontinental or major east-west routes receiving numbers ending in "0." North-south routes were assigned odd numbers, with the main routes receiving numbers ending in "1" or "5." Other routes were assigned numbers within the grid established by the main routes.
All numbering requests (such as designation of routes, changes in existing numbered routes, or deletion of routes) were submitted by the State highway agencies to AASHO and its successor, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, for review and action.
This routing will be over former U.S. 112 from junction of present U.S. 12 and U.S. 112 east of New Buffalo to Ypsilanti, thence over present U.S. 12 by-passing Ypsilanti on the south to junction of former U.S. 112, thence over former U.S. 112 easterly to function with present U.S. 12 in downtown Detroit.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /infrastructure/us12.htm   (1648 words)

 Seattle - Information, Maps, Facts, What to do, Links, and much more.
Seattle is the largest city in the U.S. state of Washington, and in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, with a total estimated population of 569,101 as of 2003.
Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry system in the United States and the third largest in the world, operates a passenger-only ferry from Colman Dock in Downtown to Vashon Island, car ferries from Colman Dock to Bainbridge Island and to Bremerton, and a car ferry from West Seattle to Vashon Island to Southworth.
Split by the Duwamish River and the Lake Washington Ship Canal, containing four lakes within the city limits, and boasting deep ravines and at least seven hills (http://Seattletimes.nwsource.com/news/local/Seattle_history/articles/covermap11.html), there are few more-or-less straight routes where such a road could reasonably be built, even allowing for the short bridge or two.
www.forwardingsite.com /places/seattle.html   (3787 words)

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