New, old cable car put into service

June 23, 2009 5:06:06 AM PDT
It's a brand new, old cable car.

A new cable car started climbing the hills of San Francisco yesterday.

It took more five years to build based on blueprints that are over a century old.

Car No. 15 is made just like the old cable cars, with materials such as bronze, glass and Alaskan yellow cedar.

It cost San Francisco's transit agency $823,000 dollars.

But officials figure they'll get their money's worth.

The average cable car lasts about 100 years.

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