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Beechview in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States

Canton Avenue

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
1. THis is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States Marker
Inscription.  Pittsburgh is famous for its steel producing heritage; it's infamous for its hills.

Beechview is not for the faint of heart, but that's part of its charm. You don't just stroll through this neighborhood. You have to conquer it.

Canton Avenue is the steepest street in the Continental United States at an ankle-straining 37% grade, but it's not alone. Once you've climbed this hill, try these other Beechview challengers: Boustead Ave (29%), Hampshire Avenue (23%), Fallowfield Avenue (22%), Belasco Avenue (21%), and Dagmar Avenue(20%).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 40° 24.545′ N, 80° 1.795′ W. Marker is in Beechview, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Canton Avenue and Coast Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Canton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15216, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Borough of Dormont Pool (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seldom Seen Arch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Bernard Church

THis is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
2. THis is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); First Mining of Pittsburgh Coal (approx. 2 miles away); Railings from the Brady Street Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Duquesne Incline (approx. 2.1 miles away); Modern Naturalized Garden (approx. 2.2 miles away); Commerce Court (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
THis is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 26, 2020
3. THis is the Steepest Street in the Continental United States Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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