Monongahela Incline, Pittsburgh

4.3
#3 of 12 in Transportation in Pennsylvania
Monongahela Incline, thought to be the oldest continuously operating funicular in the United States, has been carrying passengers up and down Mount Washington since 1870. The city has renovated the 194 m (635 ft) long incline four times since then, substituting wooden structures and steam engines with steel and electricity, and instituting wheelchair-accessible cars. The cable-powered cars can transport up to 23 people at once at a speed of just under 10 km/h (6 mph). Board this historic structure to explore the city from different elevations and to see the panorama of its famous bridges and downtown. Be sure to have cash on hand (small bills); exact fare is required to ride. To visit Monongahela Incline on your holiday in Pittsburgh, and find out what else Pittsburgh has to offer, use our Pittsburgh.
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  • You have two incline options: the Mon and the Duquesne. I recommend this one because the view up is a lot nicer, and it drops you off at one end of Grandview Ave so you can then walk the entire...  more »
  • The granddaughters still talk about the fun ride up and down My Washington on the inclines. It is fun and a fantastic view of Pittsburgh below.  more »

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