It's something I think about from time to time...about how the US is so far away from Asia. Let's face it. The Pacific Ocean is VAST! But here's something I didn't really think about until I was studying some maps.
The United States is technically only 50 miles away from Asia!
Now I know that Wikipedia isn't always the best source for information, but seriously...how inaccurate could the map be? Anyway, the article said that there'd be two bridges, each about 25 miles long and a third bridge would connect the Diomede Islands, but it'd be so short, it wouldn't add much distance.
So there you have it.
Russia is a part of Asia. Alaska is a part of the United States. Sure, I live a long way from Alaska. According to Google Maps, if I were to take the Alaska Highway, Anchorage is 69 hours away.
So yeah. You now know the United States and Asia are very close to one another. Geographically, of course
Or maybe you knew that in the back of your head, but never thought about it.