World's Shortest Highway | Chandler Highway

World's Shortest Highway | Chandler Highway

Have we got a new challenger for the world's shortest 'highway' in Melbourne?

For many years Chandler Highway was considered the worlds shortest highway, but we noticed on Google maps that part of City Road in Southbank is actually named Yarra Bank Highway.

The map suggests that the Chandler Highway at 1.4 km is longer, but the Yarra Bank Highway is in fact 2 km long making it .6 km longer than the worlds shortest 'highway' Chandler Highway.

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Current highways

-:- Burwood Highway (Toorak Road, Monbulk Road)
-:- Chandler Highway
-:- Dandenong Valley Highway (Stud Road, Dandenong-Frankston Road)
-:- Docklands Highway (Francis Street, Whitehall Street, Footscray Road)
-:- Eastern Highway (Alexandra Parade)
-:- Greensborough Highway
-:- Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road)
-:- Melba Highway
-:- Melton Highway
-:- Moorooduc Highway (McMahons Road)
-:- Mountain Highway
-:- Nepean Highway (St Kilda Road, Brighton Road, Point Nepean Road)
-:- Plenty Valley Highway (Albert Street, Plenty Road)
-:- Princes Highway
-:- Princes Highway West (Geelong Road, Ballarat Road, Smithfield Road, Racecourse Road)
-:- Princes Highway East (Dandenong Road)
-:- South Gippsland Highway
-:- Sydney Road (Hume Highway)
-:- Warburton Highway
-:- Western Highway (Ballarat Road)
-:- Westernport Highway (Dandenong-Hastings Road)

Named but not signed

Highways named in VicRoads manuals, but not signed accordingly:
-:- Bulleen Highway - signed as Bulleen Road
-:- Hoddle Highway - signed as Hoddle Street, Punt Road, Barkly Street
-:- Mornington Peninsula Highway - signed as Moorooduc Highway
-:- Bell/Springvale Highway - signed as Bell Street, Banksia Street, Manningham Road, Williamsons Road, Doncaster Road, Mitcham Road, Springvale Road, Edithvale Road
-:- St Georges Highway - signed as St. Georges Road
-:- Lower Dandenong Highway - signed as Lower Dandenong Road, Cheltenham Road, Foster Street
-:- Warrigal Highway - signed as Warrigal Road
-:- Yarra Bank Highway - signed as City Road, Alexandra Avenue


Jim Schwartz declared Indiana State Road 520 is only 320 meters long. Indiana State Road is designated and named a "ROAD" not a highway. It might be a highway in US terminology but it is not named a 'highway'.

Dennis Eagles says the Bradfield Highway in Brisbane is the shortest in the world, at just 1,073 metres. Wikipedia says The road on the Story Bridge is called the Bradfield Highway, and is the shortest highway in Australia. But, the highway is shown as being more than just the bridge and when measured is 1.41Klm long.

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