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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Monongahela Incline (In Transition)

Ride up the side of Mount Washington on a steep railway built in 1870. From the top, enjoy a birds-eye view of Pittsburgh. At one time the city had 17 inclines; now there are only two. Temporarily closed for repairs in January 2024.

Address:
5 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Directions:
South of downtown, across the Monongahela River. Map point is for the Upper Station, on Grandview Ave. at the corner of Wyoming St. The Lower Station is on W. Carson St. just west of the Smithfield St. Bridge.
Hours:
Temporarily closed for repairs.
Admission:
$2.50
Status:
In Transition
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Monongahela Incline

The Monongahela Incline was built in 1870 and is one of only two surviving inclines in Pittsburgh. In the early 19th century 17 passengers and/or freight carrying inclines went up and down Mount Washington each day. Today, passengers can board the Monongahela Incline at Station Square or Mount Washington and it only cost a couple of bucks. The view from the top is amazing!

[Tabitha Pauley, 05/13/2017]

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