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SWANSON PLAN, 1959 
Sketch of a plan designed by Andrew C. Swanson, a "private citizen." Swanson's plan called for a Carquinez Dam, and both a Southern Crossing and a Northern Crossing of San Francisco Bay. In order to build these structures, Swanson called for leveling off San Bruno Mountain to obtain filling material, thus eliminating "this barrier which otherwise would continue to plague San Francisco and the Peninsula FOREVER. Also, eliminating this barrier would provide more land for homes, cemeteries, and rapid transit facilities; and it would remove the ever-present hazard of plane crashes against this mountain."
Source: Saline Water Barriers Collection, Water Resources Center Archives.
 
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