The Monongahela Incline

Posted by Sugata (Lake Forest, United States) on 24 April 2017 in Transportation.

One of Pittsburgh's distinctive features is its cable-powered inclines designed for transportation between the river valleys and the communities on top of the overlooking bluffs. At one time Pittsburgh had about fifteen inclines. Two of them remain. This is the Monongahela Incline built in 1870, located across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh. It has a length of 635 feet, a height of 367.4 feet, and a grade of 78%. (Read more)

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Ricoh , Ltd. PENTAX K-1
1/30 second
ISO 6400
105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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