Lombard Street to turn into Candyland

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San Francisco's iconic Lombard Street on Russian Hill, featuring a quarter-mile of hairpin switchbacks, will be remade Wednesday morning into a larger-than-life version of the game, which was introduced in 1949.

The street will be closed to traffic as children from the University of California, San Francisco Children's Hospital participate in the game as colored game pieces and interact with life-sized game characters, according to organizers.

The event will end with a 60th birthday celebration and cake.

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