CEE’S WHICH WAY CHALLENGE: WEEK 1
Take a step back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding either one of the two remaining inclines in the country.
The restored Mon Incline (short for Monongahela), built in 1870, carries residents and tourists between Mount Washington and the popular Station Square shopping complex. About a mile down the road, at the other end of Mount Washington, the beautiful Duquesne Incline still retains its original, 1877 ornate wooden cable cars.
THE DUQUESNE INCLINE
The Duquesne Incline (built in 1877) is located just west of the Fort Pitt Bridge, and faces the Ohio River. It has a length of 793 feet (242 m), a height of 400 feet (122 m), and a grade of 58% (30 degrees).
THE MONONGAHELA INCLINE
The Monongahela Incline (built in 1870) is located near the Smithfield Street bridge, directly across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh. It has a length of 635 feet (193.5 m), a height of 367.4 feet (112 m), and a grade of 78% (38 degrees).
I took the photos of the Duquesne Incline from across the Monongahela River at the point where it meets the Ohio River located at Point State Park.
The photos of the Monongahela Incline were taken at its base below and at the end of the Smithfield Street Bridge next to Station Square.
WHICH WAY WILL YOU GO? UP OR DOWN?
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