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!
More of my Pittsburgh posts:
Vegetarian Brunch at The Zenith
Wowed by the Nationality Rooms at Pitt's Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh's Gorgeous Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
I love Mother-Daughter adventures!
Where to next?