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Canton Avenue

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Canton Avenue

Canton Avenue, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Beechview neighborhood, is the steepest officially recorded public street in the United States.[1] [2]

Canton Avenue may be steeper, but the Guinness Book of World Records says Baldwin Street in New Zealand is the world's steepest perhaps because of its length.[3] Baldwin Street is 1,150 ft (350 meters) long and is said to include a grade of 38%.

Canton Avenue is 630 ft (192 meters) long and includes a grade of 37%: in 10 ft (3.0 m) of horizontal distance the elevation changes by 3.7 ft (1.1 m).[4][5][6]


Coordinates: 40°24′33″N 80°01′48″W / 40.409248°N 80.030036°W / 40.409248; -80.030036

External links

Pittsburgh portal
  • Canton Ave on Google Maps
  • Video of Canton Ave on YouTube

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