June 11, 2016

Riding the Duquesne Incline - Pittsburgh, PA



A high point (400' high, to be exact) of our visit to 
Pittsburgh, PA was a ride on the Duquesne Incline!
Opened in 1877, the Incline is a true Pittsburgh icon.

It transports 18 passengers per car  
to and from W. Carson Street at the bottom and 
Grandview Ave. in Mount Washington at the top.




 Sister, Niece, Daughter - perfect travel companions!



The angle of the track is 30°,
and the cars travel at a rate of 6 miles per hour.



USA Today considers this one of the top 10 sites in the world for viewing a cityscape.
 After being wowed by the panoramic view, I could certainly see why!

The city of Pittsburgh sits famously at the point where the 
Allegheny & Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio River.



Across the Allegheny River to the North Side are the 
Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field where the Steelers play.







A real value at $5 each round-trip.
Yep, I splurged for an additional 50¢ to see the inner-workings:
the thick cables, and huge gears with their cherry or maple wood teeth.



Find out more here.



I took this photo from our Gateway Clipper River Tour.
Stay tuned for a post on that fun experience!




I love Mother-Daughter adventures!
Where to next?

2 comments:

  1. Wow; Great pictures and views. Just put this on my bucket list.

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    1. Thank you so much! Go - I promise you'll love it!

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