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Illinois Street Bridge construction at Islais Creek:hearing
More action on Islais Creek. At the same location as the recent disasterous sewage spill, the Port of SF and Catellus are planning a huge truck and rail bridge. Following public pressure, there is a public hearing at 6pm Tuesday December 18 at the Port Office. Business and industry interests were invited, the greater community must invite itself.
Community Meeting on Illinois Street Rail/Truck Bridge. The Port of San Francisco is proposing to construct the Illinois Street Rail/Truck Bridge across Islais Creek, to primarily function as a rail/truck connection between the Port’s Northern and Southern Maritime Terminals. An update on the project schedule and regulatory approval process will be provided and Port representatives will be available to take comments and answer questions.
The above notice was posted in the SFBayview newspaper. The Port sent emails to the business interests but not to the community. What was once a plan for a rail line across the creek has become a plan for a 4-lane truck bridge plus rail towering over the Muwekma Ohlone park and its neighbors. The bridge will carry construction materials from industry in the "effluent" south (Bayview Hunters Point) to the "affluent" north (Mission Bay). What kind of funny business are the Port of SF and Catellus Real Estate (formerly Southern Pacific Railroad) cooking up? Is the Port doing it's duty as a public trust of bay shore lands and port facilities, or merely being an agent of gentrification for corporate interests?
6pm Tuesday at the Port Administrative Offices at Pier 1, Bayside #1 Conference Room, just north of the Ferry building on the Embarcadero SF. Info:Dan Bell, Port Planning Department, 415-274-0585.
prior article on Islais creek sewer spill: