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A funicular railroad is a type of cable railroad, especially one on a mountainside, in which ascending and descending cars are counterbalanced.
Etymology: Mid 17th century (in the sense 'of or like a cord or thread'): from Latin funiculus (diminutive of funis 'rope') + -ar.
11th Street Stairs Arch
(Dubuque County, Iowa)Built ca. 1890 to cross a funicular railway. Railway abandoned 1927, and later converted to a staiwayStone arch bridge over Stairway on DrivewayOpen to traffic
Bridge over Incline
(Hamilton County, Tennessee)Built 1970Beam bridge over Lookout Mountain Incline Railway on Lookout Mountain Scenic Hwy. / Tenn. 148Open to traffic
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Built 1877; Closed 1962; Re-opened 1963Girder bridge up Mount WashingtonOpen to traffic
(Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)Built 1870; Renovated 1882-83, 1993 & 1994Bridge up Mount Washington on Inclined RailOpen to traffic
Royal Gorge Incline Railway
(Fremont County, Colorado)Built 1932; Severely burned & Closed June 2013Bridge on RailwayClosed due to fire damage