South San Francisco, CA June 23, 2022 by @RetroBayArea
A rejected proposal for the BART line that runs through South San Francisco. Late 1990’s.
In this before and after series we can see one of the original proposals for the South San Francisco Bart Line. This proposal included running BART above ground through the city of South San Francisco.
The original photo was snapped looking east at the Boys club which is located at 201 W Orange Ave. That’s the roof of the building on the right hand side and across the street is Los Cerritos Elementary school
Ultimately the line was placed underground and because of this a unique opportunity was created to create a linear park on the swath of land on top of the tube. It’s a nice trail to either walk or ride a bike on.
#1990s #bart #sfbart #southsanfrancisco
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