It can be difficult to find any specific item that is exactly 3 kilometers long. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t exist. But it is interesting to compare longer items and show how they relate in size to equal 3 kilometers.
So I have done some research and found these 9 things that equal 3 kilometers long.
Did you know? 3 kilometers equals 1.864 miles or 9842 feet.
#1. 185 Semi-truck trailers
The most common length of a semi-truck trailer is 53 feet. If you can imagine 185 of these trailers parked one behind the other, they would add up to about 9805 feet which equals 3 kilometers long.
#2. 27 Football fields
A regulation size football field is 360 feet long. 27 football fields back to back would equal 9720 feet which would be just short of 3 kilometers long. 2.962 to be exact.
#3. 6 CN Towers
The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario Canada is 553.3 meters or 1815.3 feet high. If you were able to stack 6 CN Towers on top of each other, they would measure 10,891.8 feet tall. This equals 3.3 kilometers.
#4. 165 Bowling lanes
A regulation-size bowling lane measures 60 feet long from the foul line to the center of the headpin. So 165 of them lined up together would equal 9900 feet which is just over 3 kilometers long.
#5. 125 Tennis courts
A tennis court is 78 feet or 23.77 meters long. The length is the same for singles and doubles courts. It would take 125 tennis courts to equal around 3 kilometers in length.
#6. 245 Telephone poles
A standard telephone pole is around 40 feet tall. Not including the 6 feet that are buried in the ground. If you could lay 245 telephone poles on the ground, they would stretch out to about 3 kilometers long.
#7. 2460 2×4 boards
Yes, a 2×4 board is 4 feet long. The 2×4 is one of the most common boards used by carpenters and is something that everyone can relate to. Just imagine if you could lay 2460 of them on the ground back to back. If you did, they would equal just about 3 kilometers long. That’s a lot of 2×4’s.
#8. 11 Titanic cruise ships
The Titanic cruise ship measured 883 feet or 269 meters long. At the time, the Titanic was the largest passenger boat in the world. If it were possible to place 11 of these cruise ships back to back, they would equal a distance of around 3 kilometers long. In case you are curious, the Titanic weighed 46,328 tons.
#9. 24 Baseball fields
The minimum distance from the home plate to the center-field wall is 400 feet or 122 meters. This is according to Major League Baseball. Some are longer. If you are sitting behind home plate at can see the center-field wall, imagine that same distance 24 times over. That would equal around 3 kilometers in length.