Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world

Collected by KaushikK

Located in the city of Dunedin, in southern New Zealand, the Baldwin Street has earned the distinction of being the steepest street in the world. This 350 meters long street begins with a moderate slope and then climbs steeply to reach a maximum slope of 1:2.86 or 19 degrees! The street is so steep that it’s surface had to be laid with concrete instead of asphalt otherwise on a warm day the tar would flow down the slope!

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A view of the street with the street level


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A sign at the bottom of the street

Wikipedia, Flickr

7 thoughts on “Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world

  1. Chicago

    I don’t get it…there are tons of longer roads in central and south american and the carribean that are steeper than this…

  2. ana

    Ha! you cal that steep?
    Obviously you havent been in tegucigalpa, Honduras

    go check it, and then we talk

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