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10 Most Unique Roads In The World

1. World’s steepest street: Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand – The world’s steepest street is located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has an average slope of just over 1:5. Which means that for every 5 meters traveled horizontally, you also travel 1 meter vertically. The maximum slope of Baldwin street is 1:2.86 which makes for 19° or 35% – meaning for every 2.86 meters traveled horizontally, the elevation also changes by 1 meter. Walking up and down the street is Dunedin’s best attraction for tourists

World's steepest street: Baldwin Street, Dunedin

World’s steepest street: Baldwin Street, Dunedin

World's steepest street: Baldwin Street, Dunedin

World’s steepest street: Baldwin Street, Dunedin

 

2. World’s most crooked street: Lombard Street, San Francisco, United States – Lombard street in San Francisco is famous for having a steep section that consists of eight tight turns. This section is considered the most crooked street in the world. Walking or driving this one block long section is one of San Francisco’s touristic attractions

World's most crooked street: Lombard Street, San Francisco

World’s most crooked street: Lombard Street, San Francisco

 

3. World’s widest street: 9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Named in honor of  Argentina’s Independence Day – July 9, 1816, this avenue is 1 km (0.62 mi) long. It has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on both sides by parallel streets of two lanes each. Between the side streets and the main road are 2 wide medians. The Plaza de la República with the Obelisco de Buenos Aires – the most famous monument in Buenos Aires stands in the middle of the avenue

World's widest street: 9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires

World’s widest street: 9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires

 

4. World’s narrowest street: Spreuerhofstraße Street, Reutlingen, Germany – Built it 1727, the world’s narrowest street ranges from 31 cm (12.2 in) at its narrowest point to 50 cm (19.7 in) at its widest point. It is officially listed as city street number 77

World's narrowest street: Spreuerhofstraße Street, Reutlingen, Germany

World’s narrowest street: Spreuerhofstraße Street, Reutlingen, Germany

 

5. World’s longest road: Yonge Street, Ontario, Canada and the Pan-American Highway – Yonge Street connects the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto to Lake Simcoe. It was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km (1,178 mi). But the record was taken from the street as Yonge street is not considered a part of Highway 11 which responsible for most of the length. Now the famous book of records lists the Pan-American Highway as the longest motorable road in the world with a network of roads of 48,000 km (30,000 mi) from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina

Pan-American Highway

Pan-American Highway

 

6. World’s longest road tunnel: Lærdal Tunnel, Norway – A 24.5 km (15.23 mi) long road tunnel connecting Lærdal and Aurland in Norway. The tunnel carries two lanes and is part of the new highway connecting Oslo and Bergen. The new highway carries the traffic between the cities without ferries and difficult mountain crossings

Most Unique Roads

 

7. World’s most dangerous road: The Death Road, Bolivia – The North Yungas Road from the capital La Paz to Coroico is known as “the death road”, and not without a reason – this road claims the lives of 200 – 300 people every year

World's most dangerous road: The Death Road, Bolivia

World’s most dangerous road: The Death Road, Bolivia

8. World’s most frozen road: McMurdo South Pole Highway, Antartica – Also called The South Pole Traverse, this 995 mile long (1,601 km) snow road in Antarctica links McMurdo Station to the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. The road is not paved but marked by flags

World's most frozen road: McMurdo South Pole Highway, Antartica

World’s most frozen road: McMurdo South Pole Highway, Antartica

 

9. World’s most monotonous road: The Eyre Highway, Australia – This 1,034 miles (1664 km) road connects Western Australia and South Australia via the Nullarbor Plain. With only few towns along the road and very few changes in scenery, this must be the most monotonous and boring road in the world

World's most monotonous road: The Eyre Highway, Australia

World’s most monotonous road: The Eyre Highway, Australia

 

10. World’s highest road: Millau Viaduct Bridge, France – The world’s highest road goes over the world’s tallest bridge – the Millau Viaduct bridge. The road deck of the bridge is 343 metres (1,125 ft) above the ground below at its tallest point!

World's highest road: Millau Viaduct Bridge, France

World’s highest road: Millau Viaduct Bridge, France

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