Golden Gate Bridge South Approach, Doyle StreetWPA Archive Photos of the construction of the approach
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate Bridge (not itself a New Deal project). This roadway carried traffic from city streets in the Marina District through the Presidio of San Francisco, which at the time was still a U.S. Army base and headquarters of the 6th Army. The project included, besides the roadway itself, the carrying of underground electricity, telephone, sewer and water lines.
The Doyle Drive approach was demolished and replaced by a new approach road, Presidio Boulevard, in 2009-2015. The new approach is much larger and passes through twin 850 foot tunnels to make less of an impact on the Presidio, which is now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Work Projects Administration (Calif.) Report on Progress of the Works Program in San Francisco. Works Progress Administration William Mooser, Jr., branch manager. [San Francisco? 1938], p. 38.
Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on May 24, 2012.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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