Pittsburgh Inclines

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There are 2 operating Pittsburgh inclines.   But did you know there used to be as many as 24?   Built in 1870, the Monongahela Incline is the oldest funicular in the nation. It has continuously provided transport from West Carson Street up to Grandview Avenue 369 feet above. At the top, you’ll find the Upper Incline Scenic Overlook.

However, more visitors head for the 1877 Duquesne Incline, which is located just to the northwest. This incline provides access to the Mount Washington neighborhood, which offers even better panoramic views of the Forks of the Ohio than the Monongahela Incline. This incline ascends 400 feet up the slope of Mount Washington. It boasts the original 1877 wooden cable cars that have recently been restored to their original appearance.


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