Lombard Street in San Francisco

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Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California. It is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns.

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See also

  • 49-Mile Scenic Drive
  • Lombard banking, after which the street was named
  • Vermont Street, the other San Francisco street claimed to be the "most crooked" has seven turns instead of eight, but its hill is steeper than Lombard's
  • Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa, once recognized by Ripley's Believe It or Not! as "The Crookedest Street in the World" Like Lombard Street it has eight turns but over a shorter distance.

External links

Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard_Street_(San_Francisco)