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AN ISLAND IS BORN: BUILDING TREASURE ISLAND
 
 
ISLAND CONSTRUCTION

Until 1937, ferries provided the principal form of transportation across San Francisco Bay and waves lapped where Treasure Island now stands. By the end of that year, two bridges spanned the Bay and an island rose above its waters.

The idea of a world’s fair in San Francisco, and the need for a terminal for Pan American’s flying boat airliners, sparked the plan to build an island. Mud was dredged from the bottom of the Bay and dumped atop Yerba Buena shoals to form the island. Construction of the fair buildings commenced before the mud was dry.

 
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