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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