Hi guys. I present you the most unusual roads in the world. From the most intricate road like Lombard Street, California where are no less than eight 180 degrees curves, to the road where can easily land a plane, here are the most spectacular roads in the world.
Here are the most unusual roads in the world:
Lombard Street, San Francisco, California
Lombard Street in San Francisco, on an extremely short length, has no less than eight 180 degrees curves. Initially, when the street had an inclination of 27%, it was impossible to cross by car. Subsequently, the inclination was reduced to 16% and now the cars can cross the street.
Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Situated in a quiet suburban of Dunedin town, in southern of New Zealand, Baldwin Street has the reputation of the most steepest street in the world. For each 2.86 meters horizontal advanced, the road rises with a meter.
Stelvio Pass, Italy
The Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio – Italy) climb from a height of 950 m up to 2758 m and was built in 1820. It has no less than 48 “hairpin” turns and an average slope of over 7%.
Trollstigen, the pass located in southwestern of Norway, was opened in 1936 and was constructed in just eight years. It has 11 “hairpin” curves and an elevation of over 850.
Yungas Road, Bolivia
Yungas Road is located in Bolivia. This road is extremely popular and has earned the “Death Road” name, as a result of countless accidents that took place there. An estimate is that 200 to 300 travellers are killed yearly along the road.
Capulin Road, New Mexico
With a circumference of 6.5 km and a hight of 2.5 km, Capulin Volcano in New Mexico is “surrounded” by a road of 3.5 km. The road is very narrow. If a bus through it, all other vehicles will be stopped until the bus completes the route.
The Magic Roundabout, England
The Magic Roundabout was constructed in 1972 and it is located in Swindon. This “multi-intersection” is actually a huge roundabout. What is interesting is that this roundabout is composed of other five roundabouts, which directs the traffic in a clockwise direction, while in the inner circle, the cars runs in counterclockwise.
Atlanterhavsveien Road, Norway
The Atlanterhavsveien Road is known as the Atlantic Road and it is located on the west coast of Norway. The road has a length of about 9 km and is composed by eight bridges that connecting eight different islands.
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