Mapquest LInk

I am trying to have a link located in an external text file. The link url is quite long, as it is a link to Mapquest with the destination address already filled in:

[url=“http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1%26do=nw%26un=m%262tabval=address%26cl=EN%26ct=NA%261tabval=address%261y=US%261a=%261c=%261s=%261z=%261ah=%262y=US%262a=916+Main+St%262c=Green+Bay%262s=WI%262z=54301%262ah=%26idx=0%26id=4196ba3a-00086-008ba-400c330c%26aid=4196ba3a-00087-008ba-400c330c”]

 
[color=#003366][http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&un=m&2tabval=address&cl=EN&ct=NA&1tabval=address&1y=US&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=&1ah=&2y=US&2a=916+Main+St&2c=Green+Bay&2s=WI&2z=54301&2ah=&idx=0&id=4196ba3a-00086-008ba-400c330c&aid=4196ba3a-00087-008ba-400c330c](http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&un=m&2tabval=address&cl=EN&ct=NA&1tabval=address&1y=US&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=&1ah=&2y=US&2a=916+Main+St&2c=Green+Bay&2s=WI&2z=54301&2ah=&idx=0&id=4196ba3a-00086-008ba-400c330c&aid=4196ba3a-00087-008ba-400c330c)[/color][url="http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1%26do=nw%26un=m%262tabval=address%26cl=EN%26ct=NA%261tabval=address%261y=US%261a=%261c=%261s=%261z=%261ah=%262y=US%262a=916+Main+St%262c=Green+Bay%262s=WI%262z=54301%262ah=%26idx=0%26id=4196ba3a-00086-008ba-400c330c%26aid=4196ba3a-00087-008ba-400c330c"]

When the user is clicks on the link, only so many characters come up:
[url=“http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&un=m&2tabval=address&cl=EN&ct=NA&1tabval=address&1y=US&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=&1a”]
[url=“http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&un=m&2tabval=address&cl=EN&ct=NA&1tabval=address&1y=US&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=&1a”]

 
[http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&un=m&2tabval=address&cl=EN&ct=NA&1tabval=address&1y=US&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=&1a](http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&un=m&2tabval=address&cl=EN&ct=NA&1tabval=address&1y=US&1a=&1c=&1s=&1z=&1a)

…and the link does not work as intended.

Is there a limit to the number of characters that can appear in a link? If so, is there a workaround?

(In the text file, I have replaced all occurences of “&” with “%26”)

Thanks