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Penn Incline

Photos 

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Pennsylvania Railroad on Railroad
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed but not replaced; Talk of possibly reviving the incline
History
Built 1883; Abandoned 1953; Dismantled 1956
Builder
- Samuel Diescher of Budapest, Hungary
Railroads
- Funicular
- Pittsburgh Railways Company (PRCo)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 232.0 ft.
Total length: 840.0 ft.
Also called
Seventeenth Street Incline
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44887, -79.98379   (decimal degrees)
40°26'56" N, 79°59'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/586173/4478075 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93666 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2021: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com