Mount Oliver Incline

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Mount Oliver Incline
Mount Oliver Incline Top View (7429.0026.PR).jpg
Overview
LocaleSouth Side, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°25′28″N 79°59′11″W / 40.4244°N 79.9864°W / 40.4244; -79.9864
Operation
Opened1872[1]
Closed6 July 1951
Technical
Line length1,600 feet (490 m)

The Mount Oliver Incline was a funicular on the South Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was designed in 1871 by the Prussian engineer John Endres and his daughter Caroline Endres.[2] Its track was 1600 feet long and gained 377 feet of elevation.[3] It ran from the corner of Freyburg and South Twelfth Streets at its lower end to Warrington Avenue at its upper end. It was closed on 6 July 1951.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Mt. Oliver Incline Chugs Its Last". Pittsburgh Press. 7 July 1951. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Legendary Ladies: A Guide to Where Women Made History in Pennsylvania: Greater Pittsburgh Region" (PDF). Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  3. ^ "The Inclined Planes". The Street Railway Journal Souvenir: 38. October 1891.

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