Monongahela Incline Renovation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

When industrial Pittsburgh began to expand in the 1860’s, a lack of good public roads made the City’s surrounding mountains barriers to expansion. In a clever solution, the City decided to go up, building a series of inclines, or cable railways up the side of the mountains. Still in use, the Monongahela Incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular (a certain type of cable railway) in the U.S. Baker performed a complete renovation of the historic Incline and station to ensure its viability for generations to come and to honor the determination of previous generations of the City.

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