Francine In Retirement
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CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE: WEEK 1

PITTSBURGH’S INCLINES

Take a step back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding either one of the two remaining inclines in the country.

The restored Mon Incline (short for Monongahela), built in 1870, carries residents and tourists between Mount Washington and the popular Station Square shopping complex. About a mile down the road, at the other end of Mount Washington, the beautiful Duquesne Incline still retains its original, 1877 ornate wooden cable cars.

THE DUQUESNE INCLINE

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 The Duquesne Incline (built in 1877) is located just west of the Fort Pitt Bridge, and faces the Ohio River.  It has a length of 793 feet (242 m), a height of 400 feet (122 m), and a grade of 58% (30 degrees).

THE MONONGAHELA INCLINE

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The Monongahela Incline (built in 1870) is located near the Smithfield Street bridge, directly across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh. It has a length of 635 feet (193.5 m), a height of 367.4 feet (112 m), and a grade of 78% (38 degrees).

I took the photos of the Duquesne Incline from across the Monongahela River at the point where it meets the Ohio River located at Point State Park.

The photos of the Monongahela Incline were taken at its base below and at the end of the Smithfield Street Bridge next to Station Square.

WHICH WAY WILL YOU GO?  UP OR DOWN?

Visit Cee’s Photography to see more which way entries.

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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18 Responses to “CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE: WEEK 1”

  1. That’s amazing. I thought they only had these things in Europe. You’d have to have a lot of faith in the brakes to ride in one of those.

  2. These remind me of the incline that takes riders from the street level to the top of Victoria’s Peak in Honk Kong. Very similar incline, except they stop at stations along the way, much like bus stops, to pick up and discharge passengers.

  3. Wonderful photography.xx

  4. I love going on those things. Neat!

  5. That is a really neat looking car. I have been on several, but that one is the nicest looking! Nice post..

  6. The angle of the climb …. wow

  7. Nice pictures enjoyed the ride 🙂

  8. Great photography, enjoyed it…

  9. Reblogged this on AnnaLinnehan.com and commented:
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  10. I would love to take a ride in one of those.

  11. …retains its original, 1877 ornate wooden cable cars — wow! Love these photos of the cable cars!

  12. I want to ride up and down. Wonderful photos of tracks!! And the scenery is gorgeous too!! Thanks so much for playing along.

  13. Oh, I love Inclines and they are so rare nowadays!!! Beautiful ride!
    🙂

  14. Aren’t they pretty? Lovely shots 🙂

  15. Great photos, Francine and a creative reply to the challenge.

  16. Lovely shots Francine! It’s so nice and green there. 😀


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