Pittsburgh Monuments and Historic Buildings: Duquesne Incline
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1220 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, pa 15111, United States
The Duquesne Incline is a funicular, or inclined plain railroad, located near Pittsburgh’s south side neighborhood and scaling mountain Washington. It was completely built in the year 1877.
It is an unusual 5 foot gauge measuring 80 feet long, 400 feet in height and is inclined at a 30 degree angle. It was originally built with a purpose of transporting cargo up and down Mt. Washington but later started carrying passengers also.