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Climbing a Mountain on a Rope

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��The cableway was completed in 1912 and it has since been the main sight-seeing feature of Rio de Janiero. The car runs on eight steel wheels supported by two parallel steel cables, each cable offering a resistance of one hundred and fifty tons. There is a thirty-ton counterweight at each end, making the resistance of the cables ten times that of the car and passengers


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