Friday, March 13, 2009

Johnstown, Pennsylvania: Inclined Plane

The steepest inclined plane in the country is located in Johnstown. At least that's the claim, and I believe it. It's something of a moving platform designed to go up a steep hill.

It was a big help to commuters who lived above the valley but worked in it, and it probably still is.

Besides, it's a fine view ... and a history lesson ... at the top. You can see just how the flood waters came down into the valley and wiped the place out more than a century ago.

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