St Mary of the Mt School

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115 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - (412) 381-3310

St Mary of the Mt School Pittsburgh Reviews

Koder Koder
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Gotta' Ride the Duquesne Incline if you're visiting Pittsburgh Jul 22, 2008
Providing safe, reliable, rapid public transportation, via funicular railway, since 1877 May 20, for the residents and businesses of the Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington sections of the City of Pittsburgh. Utilizing two original, 1877 cable cars, the Duquesne Incline is a working museum. The Upper Station, on Grandview Avenue, includes a new platform for the public to view the Incline's historic hoisting equipment, as well as displays regarding the history of the Incline and the City of Pittsburgh, and pictures of other cable and rail cars from around the world.

Additionally, the spacious Observation Deck overlooks the beautiful Golden Triangle of Downtown Pittsburgh, and surrounding area including the upper Ohio River valley and lower Allegheny River Valley, ranked the second most beautiful view in America by USA Weekend Magazine !. Constructed, owned, and operated by The Duquesne Incline Plane Company from 1877 to 1964. Since 1964, operated by the non-profit Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline.

The Duquesne Incline does not now, nor has it ever, received any direct government subsidy for operations from the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or the Federal Government; nor, does it receive any funds from the recently-established Allegheny Regional Asset District. The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT--Pittsburgh's public transit system) reimburses the Incline only for PAT patrons who use passes, tickets, tokens, or transfers to ride The Duquesne Incline.

Operation of The Duquesne Incline relies entirely on Incline fares collected, membership fees, donations, and gift shop sales !
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a-tsunami says:
I love Pittsburgh!
Posted on: Aug 02, 2008
Aditu says:
I didn't realize any of this either!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
alyssa_ob says:
Intersting! I had no idea this was there!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
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aswold aswold
14 reviews
The Duquesne Incline Dec 27, 2008
This is a MUST DO when you visit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original function of the incline was to carry cargo up and down Mount Washington. Presently, the funicular transports residents and tourists from one part of the city to another. You can park for free at the lower station and ride to the top and back for $4.00 per person. You are let off at a station at the top of the incline. There is a station attendant who will answer some of your questions about the history of the Duqeusne Incline. There are lots of info and photographs detailing the history of the workings of the incline. It's all very interesting to see and experience. After you step outside of the Station, there is a beautiful overlook of the City of Pittsburgh. I recommend this site at dusk or at night. The overlook provides a magnificent view of the City by day but by night, the view is breath taking.
The Duquesne Incline Station.
This couple became engaged on the …
Chris & myself inside of the stati…
Beautiful night view from the stat…

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