Stretching 2900 miles from San Francisco to Teaneck New Jersey, just outside New York City, Interstate 80 has few notable landmarks—natural or manmade—along its route. Between Omaha and Northern California, the highway effectively parallels the first transcontinental railroad. Like the railroad, I-80 is given over to enormous volumes of commercial traffic in the form of endless lines of semi-trucks. It’s not unusual for a passenger automobile to be outnumbered 10 to 1 by trucks.

Susan and I were on 1-80 in both directions during 2016 and the photos in this gallery are from places near or on I-80: Amana colonies in western Iowa, the Bailey Railyard in North Platte, Nebraska, and the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah.

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