U.S. Route 12

Western terminus at US 101 in Aberdeen, WA
Logging truck at Lolo Hot Springs, Montana

East–west United States highway, running from Aberdeen, Washington, to Detroit, Michigan, for almost 2500 mi. The highway has mostly been superseded by Interstate 90 (I-90) and I-94, but unlike most U.S. routes that have been superseded by an Interstate, US 12 remains as an important link for local and regional destinations.

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Cowlitz River

River in the state of Washington in the United States, a tributary of the Columbia River.

The sediment retention structure on the North Fork of the Toutle River. The dam is approximately 22 mi upriver from the confluence of the Toutle and the Cowlitz.
The Box Canyon of the Cowlitz, viewed from a bridge in Mount Rainier National Park. The bottom of this panorama looks approximately 180 ft straight down; the image extends about 30 degrees above the horizontal, so this is roughly a 120° panorama in the vertical.
USGS stream gaging stations on the Cowlitz River

Where Highway 12 crosses Mayfield Lake, just west of Mossyrock, causeways were built out to the middle of the lake, where a short bridge section connects the two sides.

Interstate 90

East–west transcontinental freeway and the longest Interstate Highway in the United States at 3,021 mi. It begins in Seattle, Washington, and travels through the Pacific Northwest, Mountain West, Great Plains, Midwest, and the Northeast, ending in Boston, Massachusetts.

Aerial view of I-90 near North Bend, Washington
The viaduct bypassing Wallace, Idaho, opened in 1991 as one of the last sections of I-90.
I-90 at Lookout Pass on the Idaho–Montana border
View of southern Sheridan, Wyoming, from I-90
The Lewis and Clark Memorial Bridge, which carries I-90 over the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota
Historic marker to commemorate the completion of I-90 in 1978 near Blue Earth, Minnesota
I-90 entering Wisconsin near La Crosse
The Kennedy Expressway, looking southeast towards the Chicago skyline
A section of the Indiana Toll Road (carrying I-90) in Gary, Indiana
Aerial view of Ohio Turnpike exit 142, showing the connector between I-90 and I-80 on the turnpike
The New York State Thruway near Amsterdam
View of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, seen from the Prudential Tower
Aerial view of the Circle Interchange in Chicago during reconstruction in 2018
Construction sign on a section of I-90 in Montana
The Homer M. Hadley (left) and Lacey V. Murrow (right) floating bridges carry I-90 across Lake Washington from Seattle to Mercer Island.
AMVETS Memorial Highway sign on I-90 in New York

After a short concurrency with US 93, I-90 runs along the north side of Missoula and joins US 12 to continue southeast along the foothills of the Garnet Range and Sapphire Mountains.

U.S. Route 101

North–south United States Numbered Highway that runs through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, on the West Coast of the United States.

Highway 101 running through Hollywood. Downtown Los Angeles is in the background
The Golden Gate Bridge carries US 101 across San Francisco Bay
The Astoria-Megler Bridge carries US 101 over the Columbia River
Hwy 101 as a gravel road in Depoe Bay on the central Oregon coast in 1938
Historic Route 101 in Solana Beach
US 101 traveling west by the Elwha River in Washington

The direct route between the towns of Aberdeen (on the coast) and Olympia is US 12 and SR 8.

Hudson, Wisconsin

City in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States.

The Octagon House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1855.
City Hall

U.S. Highway 12 once crossed the St. Croix River on a toll bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota, which provided revenue for the town.

Aberdeen, South Dakota

City in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, located approximately 125 mi northeast of Pierre.

1883 illustration of Aberdeen
Labeled photograph of downtown Aberdeen, 1910.
Storybook Land Castle with Jack and the Beanstalk in the foreground
Brown County Courthouse
Aberdeen's Municipal Building
Historic Milwaukee Road depot in Aberdeen

The second highway is US Highway 12 that runs east–west across northern South Dakota from the Minnesota border before curving northwest into the southwestern corner of North Dakota.

U.S. Route 14

East–west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926.

U.S. 14 in Wyoming facing the Big Horn Mountains from the west
The La Crosse West Channel Bridge carrying US Route 14, US Route 61, Minnesota State Highway 16, and Wisconsin State Highway 16 across the Mississippi River between La Crescent, Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is the river's West Channel.
U.S. 14 at the Illinois-Wisconsin border
Beginning of U.S. 14 west in Chicago

Running through rural southern Wisconsin, it then meets with U.S. Route 12 outside of Madison.

U.S. Route 281

North–south United States Numbered Highway.

US 281 between San Antonio and Johnson City, Texas

It runs north from US 12 and connects with the old alignment south of 24th Avenue Northeast.

U.S. Route 83

Major north–south United States Numbered Highway that extends 1885 mi in the central United States.

US 83 as it winds through the Texas Hill Country in Uvalde County, Texas
A view of the Dismal River, Nebraska Sandhills, and US 83 in Thomas County, Nebraska
Looking south at the intersection of US 83 and I-90 in Murdo, South Dakota
US 83 (along with I-2) traveling through a major retail district of McAllen, Texas.

US 83 briefly overlaps with US 212 near Gettysburg and with US 12 through the Selby area.

Baraboo, Wisconsin

City in and the county seat of Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States.

Baraboo welcome sign on WIS 33.
Bradbury Robinson

State Highways 33, 113, 136, and U.S. 12 pass through Baraboo.

Interstate 5

Main north–south Interstate Highway on the West Coast of the United States, running largely parallel to the Pacific coast of the contiguous U.S. from Mexico to Canada.

I-5 in the Newhall Pass Interchange where it intersects with I-210 and SR 14 near Santa Clarita
I-5 in the Central Valley, looking south near Derrick Avenue in Fresno County
I-5 southbound, approaching Weed and Mount Shasta
I-5 running adjacent to the Willamette River and passes by the Moda Center, and Oregon Convention Center in Downtown Portland
I-5 passing through Downtown Seattle
A section of the 1915 Ridge Route in Lebec, California, abandoned when US 99 (later upgraded to I-5) was constructed over the Tejon Pass in order to make the travel straighter and safer.
Looking South at I-5 and I-90 meeting in Seattle.
Aerial view of the San Ysidro border crossing on the Mexican border, marking where I-5 continues south at Fed. 1.
The Peace Arch monument on the Canadian border, marking where I-5 continues north as BC 99.

The freeway then turns northwest to traverse a prairie and the adjacent cities of Chehalis and Centralia while concurrent with US 12.