Dead Man's Curve

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A section of the 1915 Ridge Route in Lebec, California, abandoned when US 99 (later upgraded to I-5) was constructed over the Tejon Pass in order to make travel straighter and safer.
Dead Man's Curve on old U.S. Route 66 in New Mexico
Dead Man's Curve in Cleveland, Ohio

Dead Man's Curve is an American nickname for a curve in a road that has claimed lives because of numerous crashes.[1][2]


See also


  1. ^ Allen, Irving Lewis (1995). The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-509265-1 – via Google Books. A bend in any road that has a history of vehicular accidents always seems to be called Dead Man's Curve.
  2. ^ Algar, Selim (October 8, 2012). "Police: 4 Killed in Gruesome Long Island Accident: Driver Only Had Learner's Permit". New York Post. Retrieved August 8, 2015. The site is so frequently the scene of horrific accidents, first responders call it 'Dead Man's Curve'.
  3. ^ Gathright, Alan (July 12, 2007). "Stretch of I-70 has deadly legacy". Rocky Mountain News. Archived from the original on July 14, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2007.
  4. ^ "New Mexicans move to make roads more wildlife-friendly". Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Kulsea, Bill; Shawver, Tom (1980). Making Michigan Move: A History of Michigan Highways and the Michigan Department of Transportation. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. p. 10. OCLC 8169232. Retrieved January 18, 2021 – via Wikisource.
  6. ^ Federal Highway Administration (1977). America's Highways, 1776–1976: A History of the Federal-Aid Program. Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office. p. 127. OCLC 3280344.
  7. ^ "UNION SQUARE AND THE DEMISE OF 'DEAD MAN'S CURVE'". Bowery Boys. 28 July 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "The "New Woman" Revised". Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  9. ^ Dorwart, Laura (29 May 2018). "Why This Cleveland Roadway is Known as 'Dead Man's Curve'". Culture Trip. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  10. ^ Ritter, Jana. "Recent Fatal Crash Prompts Action To Fix 'Deadman's Curve'". Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "Hours of Delays as Crash Stops Traffic on Schuylkill Expressway". NBC10 Philadelphia. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 2021-02-18.