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Fall 1988


San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.) -- Political aspects, Bridges -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area, Infrastructure (Economics) -- United States -- Planning, Urban policy


Analyzes the efforts to deal with the San Francisco Bay Bridge controversy, 1945-59, to develop a theory of the politics of transport infrastructure projects by studying the influence of urban rivalry and the circumstances that allow political stalemates to be broken.


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