It's about ten times as long as a Bowling Lane
In other words, 855 spans is 10.203 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.0980 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 83.7970 spans. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 855 spans is 0.097159 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 10.2924 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 8,800 spans. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about one-tenth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0871 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 11.48 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 9,812 spans in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Belmont Stakes
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0809659 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 12.35088 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 10,560 spans. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 330.66670 spans
It's about one-fifteenth as long as Steel Dragon 2000
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0788 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 12.68 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 10,840 spans in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 400 spans and 532 spans) in the world, having a height of 424.30 spans.
It's about thirteen times as tall as The Hollywood Sign
In other words, 855 spans is 13 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.08 times that amount.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 66 spans tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about thirteen-and-a-half times as long as a Semitrailer
In other words, 855 spans is 13.36 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.0749 times that amount.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 64 spans (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.