Houston’s Grand Parkway is almost as big as some countries

So you think the 88-mile Beltway 8 loop is impressive? Well the Grand Parkway toll road project spans more than 50 miles around Houston.

The outer, outer loop is so big that entire states and even small countries could comfortable fit inside the massive the roadway.

Using the MAPfrappe Google Map application, it’s apparent the Grand Parkway could give a giant hug to numerous islands and encompass Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island: