Top Most Unique Streets on Earth

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Here are top unique streets on Earth that you should visit when you find yourself in these following places.

The Curviest Street: Lombard St, San Francisco


Lombard Street in San Francisco is one of the world’s crookedest streets which is best – known for its tight hairpin turns in the steep, one-block section. Located on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, the road has eight sharp turns in total which make this the curviest street in the world. The design was suggested by property owner Carl Henry with aim to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade and release the serious hazard to pedestrians.


Lombard St, San Francisco

Lombard St, San Francisco


Lombard St, San Francisco

Lombard St, San Francisco

 

The Narrowest Street: Spreuerhofstraße, Germany (50 cm)


The world’s narrowest street is Spreuerhofstraße, in the city of Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The street, which was built in 1727 and known as City Street Number 77, ranges from 31 centimetres (12 in) at its narrowest to 50 centimetres (20 in) at its widest.


Spreuerhofstraße, Germany

Spreuerhofstraße, Germany

 

World’s Shortest street -Ebenezer Place – Scotland

 

The shortest street in the world can be found in Ebenezer Place, Wick, Caithness, Scotland with only 2.06 meters in length in front of the no 1 Bistro of Mackays hotel

The shortest street in the world can be found in Ebenezer Place, Wick, Caithness, Scotland with only 2.06 meters in length in front of the no 1 Bistro of Mackays hotel

 

Most Confusing Roundabout In The World (Magic Roundabout – Swindon, UK)


The magical roundabout is one of scariest junction in UK. Built in 1972, the roundabout has 5 small round arranged in a circle about that both adds to beauty and danger.

The magical roundabout is one of scariest junction in UK. Built in 1972, the roundabout has 5 small round arranged in a circle about that both adds to beauty and danger.

 

The Steepest Street: Bladwin Street, New Zealand (35% angle)


Baldwin Street, which is in the suburban part of New Zealand’s southern city of Dunedin, is named as the world’s steepest street. The slope of Baldwin Street is measured at 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). Baldwin Street has 350 metres length from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill.


Bladwin Street, New Zealand

Bladwin Street, New Zealand

Most Complicated Interchange (Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange – Los Angeles)


The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in Los Angeles, CA is the most complicated interchange in the world. Constructed in 1993, the 4 level interchange allows entry and exit in all directions between the I-105 and the I-110


Most Complicated Interchange

Most complicated interchange

 

The Longest Street: Yonge St, Canada (1,896 km)


Yonge Street, which has 1,896 km in length, connects the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto to Lake Simcoe. The world’s longest road was designated an Event of National Historic Significance

Yonge Street, which has 1,896 km in length, connects the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto to Lake Simcoe. The world’s longest road was designated an Event of National Historic Significance

 

San Francisco's Lombard Street

 

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This article was published on 2011/10/05