For 140 years, the Duquesne Incline has been ferrying passengers up and down the 794-foot climb between Mount Washington and Pittsburgh. Originally, it was one of about 30 inclines that carried factory workers from their homes on Mount Washington to the factories and mills along the river.
Today, it is one of two remaining inclines (the other being the Monongahela) and it primarily provides a diversion for tourists and locals alike who want a fun experience. Once atop Mount Washington, the incline’s platform provides a stunning cityscape of Pittsburgh. Not bad for the $5 fare.
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