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The Embarcadero Freeway was a double-decker structure that ran above the waterfront on San Francisco’s north-eastern side, passing businesses, piers, and the Ferry Building.  As as child, I remember distinctly driving on the freeway, how it veered off I-80, curing around, and would drop you off either into the financial district, or into the North Beach and Chinatown sections of the city.  It was a convenient and fast way to get to those areas, and the freeway’s existence was a given, just as the 76 Union watch tower, which stood just before the entrance of the Bay Bridge, was a given.  At the time, the freeway seemed etched in stone.

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