Civic Center Portal - Crosstown Tunnel


This is where US-101 would have entered the Crosstown, to emerge in either Lower Pacific Heights at the corner of Broderick and Filbert Streets, or in the Presidio, near Vallejo Street. The drawing comes from "San Francisco Panhandle Parkway and Crosstown Tunnel" - March 1964 - by the California Divison of Highways.

More than five complete city blocks would have been razed on the west side of Van Ness Avenue for this beaauty. Add to it the other partial blocks needed for access ramps, and you've got a lot of property given over to highways.