Duquesne Incline

funicular in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Duquesne Incline (/dˈkn/) 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.

Duquesne Incline
Locale1220 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dates of operationMay 17, 1877 (1877-05-17)[1]–present
Track gauge5 ft (1,524 mm)
Length800 feet (244 m)
HeadquartersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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.[2]

References Edit

  1. "The Duquesne Incline Plane". The Daily Post. Pittsburgh. May 18, 1877. p. 4.
  2. Leherr, Dave (7 May 1977). "Inclines Rise to National Landmarks". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 9.