The Mon Wharf is a
riverside parking lot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania located along the
Monongahela River. The parking wharf is closed when the river rises
above flood stage.
Getting there can be a bit tricky...
The official address for the Mon Wharf Parking Lot is 1 Ft Pitt
Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, but some internet map locators show that
address farther downriver toward "the Point" (the triangular-shaped
confluence where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers join to form
the Ohio River). Point State Park is located at "The Point" and is
known for its large fountain seen in the photo below (the fountain
is not in operation during winter months).
Fountain at "The Point" in Point State
As you can see in some
of the event photos at the top of this webpage, the Pittsburgh
Polar Bear event takes place midway between the Fort Pitt Bridge and
the Smithfield Street Bridge, on the Pittsburgh city side of the
Monongahela River. The Mon Wharf is directly across the river from
Station Square which is seen in the photo below.
Driving to the Mon Wharf:
The ramp down to the Mon Wharf is located
at the intersection of Fort Pitt Boulevard and Wood Street.
Watch for the Parking signs. When approaching Fort Pitt Blvd on Wood
Street you will see the entrance to the Mon Wharf, as seen in the
photo below. You have to drive English-style while travelling
on the Mon Wharf ramp (left lane going down and right lane coming
Entrance to the Mon Wharf at the end
of Wood Street.
Across the river you see Mt Washington, Station
and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel.
Google Map w/street view