Westmont in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Regional Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark —
The Johnstown Incline is among the world's steepest vehicular inclines, with a 71 percent grade. Its length is 896.5 feet. The incline saved more than 4,000 lives in the flood of 1936.
Erected 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Location. 40° 19.523′ N, 78° 55.722′ W. Marker is in Westmont, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on Edgehill Drive 0.2 miles south of Erie Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the inside north wall of the docking area of the summit station of the Johnstown Inclined Plane. It is posted near the road. It cannot be seen southbound from the road. The station docking area is not enclosed/walled from the road. Marker is in the borough of Westmont. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 Edgehill Drive, Johnstown PA 15905, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Johnstown Flood (a few steps from this Calamity and Prosperity (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johns Street Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnstown Local Flood Protection Project (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flood Prevention (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad Stone Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Johnstown Flood (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Success Story (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Regarding Johnstown Incline. There is a small free parking lot in Johnstown at the wide pedestrian bridge to the base station of the Johnstown Inclined Plane. Boarding the Inclined Plane requires purchasing a ticket (round trip or one way). Tickets can be purchased at either the base or summit stations. Bikes are permitted and easily wheeled onto the cars. The two cars of the inclined plane are at either end of a cable/pully system and thus counter-balance each other.
Also see . . .
1. Johnstown Inclined Plane. (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Johnstown Inclined Plane - Wikipedia (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Landmarks - Johnstown Incline. (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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