Menongahela Incline- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
My husband took this picture of the Menongahela Incline at the top of the cliff before we would take the trip down to the city in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia states that this Incline was built in 1870. It is also "the oldest continuously operating funicular in the USA. Yes, I had to look up funicular, Wikipedia states
"A funicular, also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway, is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on railsmoves them up and down a steep slope; the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalance each other."
What amazed me is that the incline is essentially built into a mountain called Mount Washington. Many people live atop Mount Washington and take the Incline daily to work in the city below. We spoke to a few people who took the incline daily, they work at Station Square, a shopping area you can see by the river front. It is a beautiful view of the city when you are going down the incline. If you have a fear of heights, it may be a challenge although there are seats that face away from the view of the city. This was taken last May when my sweet husband planned a weekend getaway for our family to celebrate my birthday. He rarely plans any trips like this so it was pretty special. He also made reservations at an Inn to stay overnight and we visited Fallingwater which I posted about last year. It was a place that we both had wanted to visit for a long time and we had a nice weekend.
(Saturday Snapshot is posted by Alyce from At Home With Books)