Snake Alley

Snake Alley NOT The World's Crookedest Street

Snake Alley which consists of five half-curves and two quarter curves over a distance of 275 feet rises 58.3 feet from Washington to Columbia Streets in Burlington Iowa.

It was constructed in 1894 as an experimental street design and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not once titled Snake Alley “The Crookedest Street In The World.” However, it’s definitely not the crookedest street in the world (or even in the US) no matter how you slice it. (And the crookedest isn’t Lombard Street – which isn’t even the crookedest in San Fran… anyone know which street is the crookedest in SF?)

Anyway, it’s still cool, and historic and here are some pictures.