Lombard Street

San Francisco / US West

Lombard Street is a long road situated between Embarcadero and the Presidio park, where it becomes a main artery channeling traffic to the Golden Gate Bridge.

The street is famous for a small section near the top of Russian Hill, between Hyde and Leavenworth streets. Here the hill is so steep (27°) that it would be too dangerous for most vehicles, so between 1922 and 1923 this part of Lombard Street was transformed into a switchback with eight sharp turns. Cars can only drive downhill, east-bound towards Leavenworth Street.

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CST # 2090384-40