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Lombard Street Located In San Francisco

We believe our reader must have visited, seen, and experienced a variety of iconic place of the world, but visiting this steep Lombard Street is amazing and you will find much enthusiastic if happened to be there. It is located somewhere in San Francisco, California. It is believed it has eight tight hairpin turns.

Lombard Street is best known for the one-way block on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, where it is believed eight sharp turns are said to make it the most crooked street in the world. The design of this street, first suggested by the property owner Carl Henry and built-in 1922, was planned to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade, which was considerably very steep for most vehicles. It is also a danger to pedestrians, who are accustomed to 4.86° inclines because of wheelchair navigability concerns. The crooked block is perhaps 600 feet long and termed as one-way downhill and is paved with red bricks. The sign at the top recommends 8 km/h. Continue reading