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Top 10 U.S. Steepest Streets

TOP 10 US Steepest Streets > 45.00% gradient mпu Steepest road of its length in the world, rising 8oo feet (250 meters) from the historic Waipio Valley to the plateau above in just 6/10 of a mile (1 kilometer). Only 4 wheel drive cars are permitted on this road. WAIPIO RD. Honokaa HI 37.00 gradient Is the steepest public street in the United States, only second steepest in the Guinness Book of Records because of a mistake in calculations (1st is Baldwin St. New Zealand, thought to have been 38% but is actually 35%). CANTON AVE. Pittsburgh PA 33.30% gradient Eldred street is so steep that it ends with 196 wooden steps, including seven landings, up to the next street. Eldred residents have been known to rescue unsuspecting motorists from the top of their street by volunteering to drive stranded, panic-stricken strangers' cars down for them. ELDRED ST. Los Angeles CA 33.0 gradient 0.00% 28th ST. Caffey and Peck According to the city, the steepest section of public roadway is on 28th Street in San Pedro. between Los Angeles CA 32.00 gradient BAXTER ST. Baxter Street was laid out in 1884. Parts of it are paved with grooved concrete designed to improve traction in rainy weather. Unsuspecting motorists gasp when they reach the crest and discover the roadway in front of them has dropped out of sight and there is nothing but empty space in front of their car's hood Los Angeles CA gradient .00% FARGO ST. Their annual event challenges participants to see if they came make it up to the top on a bike, and if so, how many times in one day. In 2008, Steve Gilmore set the men's record of 101 ascents. Los Angeles CA gradient 32.0 Google's Terrain view shows how the north-south street pattern has been laid out with no regard whatsoever to the steep contours - in fact you have to wonder whether the planners had ever even visited the site! MARIA AVE. Spring Valley CA 31.98 gradient DORNBUSH ST. Pittsburgh PA 31.50% Google's Street View car missed out one section of the steepest part. gradient 22nd ST. between Church and Vicksburg San Francisco CA 22nd Street and Filbert Street in San Francisco are two of the steepest navigable streets in the Western Hemisphere. 31 gradient 50% FILBERT between Leavenworth and Hyde San Francisco CA Filbert and 22nd are both one-way street, going downhill. Typical costs for concrete retaining wall: $40. R ESOURCES: /sq.ft. n/2007/09/steepest-streets-in-world.html /unique-travel-in-los-angeles/feeling- Foundation cracked? 3| Average costs for repairing: $5,000-$7,000 streets-in-the- http://deputy- http:// iwww.e A , 20 ateepest-streets http:S2elo.ocostGuides argo-st-hill-climb/ 1/2004/Feb15/EldredSt.html If you need to hire an A architect: '10% /annual-la- http:/ http:// of total building budget FIXT If you need to hire an structural A engineer: of total construction project fee

Top 10 U.S. Steepest Streets

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If you plan a bike ride, avoid these streets ... unless you're Lance Armstrong.




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