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Did You Know:
Lombard Street is known for the one-way block in the San Fransisco neighborhood of Russian Hill, between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, where eight sharp turns are said to make it the most crooked street in the world. The design, built in 1922, was intended to reduce the hill's natural 27% grade, which was too steep for most vehicles. The crooked block is perhaps 600 feet long, is one-way (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The sign at the top recommends 5 mph.