Golden Gate Bridge: Veterans Boulevard Approach Road and Tunnel – San Francisco CA

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Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Veterans Boulevard approach road and tunnel to the Golden Gate Bridge (not itself a New Deal project) in 1939-40.  The roadway runs north-south across the Presidio of San Francisco, connecting Park Presidio Boulevard coming north from Golden Gate Park to Presidio Boulevard, running east-west, and on to the southern entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge.  There is an 800-foot tunnel in the mid-section of the approach road.

Apparently, the original name of the roadway was Funston Avenue approach, which was changed sometime after World War II.

 

Source notes

PWA record cards, National Archives and Records Administration, RG-69, Box 62

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 4, 2008.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Presidio
San Francisco , CA 94129

Coordinates: 37.792380, -122.469450

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