PITTSBURGH - The Monongahela Incline is back open after briefly being out of service Friday morning, hours after it reopened for the first time since February.
The incline had been closed since February when a water main on Grandview Avenue broke, causing water to flood into the upper station. It briefly reopened about 5:30 a.m. Friday before it was again forced to close until just before 9 a.m. because of a power outage.
Bus shuttles were made available during Friday’s brief outage.
Officials said Friday’s power outage was likely caused by weather and was unrelated to the problems that closed the incline in February.
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In the months since the station was flooded, interior damage was repaired and a foundation was reinforced. Plumbing and electrical services have been relocated.
"I want to thank the residents and businesses in the Hilltop communities, especially those in Mt. Washington, who have been extremely patient over the last three months," said Port Authority Chief Development Officer David Huffaker.
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