Opened in 1870, the Monongahela Incline -- called the Mon Incline by locals -- is the oldest and steepest incline in the United States, as well as the nation's oldest cable car operation. It offers beautiful views of downtown Pittsburgh as well as a convenient way for residents of Mt. Washington to get to downtown Pittsburgh. The lower station of the Monongahela Incline is located near the Smithfield Street Bridge, and is easily accessible from Station Square and Pittsburgh's light rail system.
The Monongahela Incline was consolidated into Port Authority of Allegheny County operations in 1964 and declared a historic structure by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation in 1970.
Monongahela Incline Facts:
Length: 635 feet
Elevation: 369.39 feet
Grade: 35 degrees, 35 minutes