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9 of the world's most extreme streets

By: John Donovan on March 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Passo dello Stelvio

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The crookedest: The Stelvio Pass

Americans know the block-long Lombard Street in San Francisco, with its flowers and eight switchbacks and tourist hordes that outnumber cars by a lot. In the eastern Alps of Italy, the Passo dello Stelvio makes Lombard look like a dragstrip.

Sitting some 9,000 feet above sea level, the Stelvio Pass has some four dozen switchbacks, and that's just on the north face.