Please be aware that part of the public area loop has been closed until further notice as the park starts preparatory efforts for this summer's paving project on the Picnic Area Road.
A system of inclined planes and a 900-foot tunnel carved through solid rock made travel through the Allegheny Mountains possible in the 1800s. OnQ reports on the Allegheny Portage Railroad national park in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
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Did You Know?
John A. Roebling of Brooklyn Bridge fame got his business start with the Allegheny Portage Railroad. His wire rope was used on each of the 10 inclines. It also was used for suspension aquaducts on the Mainline Canal.