The steepest street in the world

Baldwin Street is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, Dunedin. It originates from North Road (North Rd) and ends at the intersection with Buchanan Street (Buchanan St). The length of the street 359 meters. Baldwin Street is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the steepest residential street in the world in his over it rises to a height of nearly 80 meters. The coolest section 161 is 2 meters and the level of recovery it 47, 22 meters, which corresponds to a slope of 38 degrees.

Dunedin was founded in 1848. When building up the city, and there was the steepest street in the world. The steepness of the street was unintentional. As it was in many other parts of the city, and the whole of New Zealand as a whole, the streets were planned in London, with absolutely no regard for the relief.

Baldwin Street Project, as well as all Dunedin, was designed by Charles Kettle, completely unaware that the north-eastern part of Dunedin's not the most suitable terrain for paving roads. And only came to implement the project workers found that they are waiting for a little trouble. As a result, the upper part of the street, a steep, had to cover the concrete, or in hot weather of the asphalt surface, located above, just be dripping down.


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