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494.20 yards is about one-fifteen-thousandth as long as The Amazon River.
In other words, the length of The Amazon River is 14,250 times that amount.
(from Nevado Mismi, Arequipa, Peru through near Marajó, Brazil) (approximate distance)
The Amazon River has an approximate distance of 7,040,000 yards. Although by most measures it is the largest and one of the most significant rivers in the world, the region surrounding the Amazon is mostly sparsely populated and the river itself has no bridges across it at any point.
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