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Mount Adams Incline view
Description: Caption reads: "View taking from Mt. Adams at the top of the Incline. Cincinnati." This photograph shows the view from the Mount Adams Incline, looking south, towards the Ohio River and the Central Bridge. The Central Bridge or Cincinnati & Newport Bridge, was finished in 1890 and was the first "standard" cantilever truss bridge to be built. Located next to the L&N Bridge seen in the background, the Central Bridge had a similar type and length of approach spans to that of the L&N bridge, with the piers built from identical stone. Demolished in 1992, the bridge was replaced by the Taylor-Southgate Bridge in 1995. Mount Adams Incline, extending from Lock St. to Rookwood Pl. and Celestial St., was the more important of the two local inclines. The inclines comprised two stilted, cable-drawn platforms that raised wagons and pedestrians, and later the Zoo-Eden Streetcars and automobiles 268 feet from Lock Street to the hilltop on an inclined track 945 feet long. The understructure, over house tops and streets, is made of stout lumber and had a track gauge of 4 feet 8.5 inches. The funicular railway, completed in 1875, was closed in 1948, and I-471 now runs through the location at the base of the hill. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F05_27_01
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Funicular railroads; Inclined planes; Bridges--Ohio--Cincinnati; Ohio River
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)