|Locale||1220 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Dates of operation||May 17, 1877–present|
|Track gauge||5 ft (1,524 mm)|
|Length||800 feet (244 m)|
The Duquesne Incline (/duːˈkeɪn/) is a funicular near Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood. It travels to Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Designed by Hungarian-American engineer Samuel Diescher, the incline was completed in 1877.
The lower station is in the Second Empire style. Together with the incline, which rises 400 feet (122 m) in height. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Pittsburgh.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "The Duquesne Incline Plane". The Daily Post. Pittsburgh. May 18, 1877. p. 4.
- ↑ Leherr, Dave (7 May 1977). "Inclines Rise to National Landmarks". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 9.