A short history of Pittsburgh’s Inclines in the Post-Gazette

22 Nov

inclines

I’m a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s interactive maps (duh), but this one might be the best ones yet.  It tracks the history of Pittsburgh’s numerous inclines over a vintage map, that were sadly torn down over the years.  Fortunately, we still have our beloved Mon and Duquesne inclines, but it’s nice to imagine a time when people could take an incline directly to a street car and go and get their shoes repaired. On some of these inclines, people were allowed to even bring their horses on!  Think of that the next time one of the operators gives you trouble for wanting to take your bicycle aboard.

Do not miss this incredible interactive map

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