Before the advent of the automobile, more than 30 inclines were built around Pittsburgh to carry workers from Mount Washington to the city’s riverside mills and factories.
Today, only two of the inclines remain, the Monongahela and the Duquesne (pictured here). They primarily carry tourists who want to partake in the city’s heritage and, once they arrive at Mount Washington, are afforded one of the most scenic cityscapes in the United States.
All in all, well worth the $5 cost for a roundtrip ticket.
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