It's about as long as The Mississippi River.
(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 137,300 shackles. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Volga.
In other words, 137,300 shackles is 1.07 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 0.9350 times that amount.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 129,000 shackles in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 137,300 shackles is 1.08 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 0.9260 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 127,000 shackles across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about four-fifths as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 137,300 shackles is 0.8390 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 1.190 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 164,000 shackles long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.
It's about four-fifths as long as I-80.
In other words, 137,300 shackles is 0.8120720 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 1.231420 times that amount.(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 169,074 shackles. A 2,187.230 shackles stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as The Danube.
In other words, the length of The Danube is 0.7580 times 137,300 shackles.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 104,000 shackles in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 137,300 shackles is 1.620 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 0.6170 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 84,900 shackles in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 100 shackles above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.