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Waterfront in Decline

After the war, many changes were afoot on the West Coast in terms of shipping and port activities. The Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach was burgeoning, break-bulk shipping was declining in favor of container shipping, and the City of San Francisco was urbanizing quickly, expanding into the now desirable, formerly maritime industrial areas of the City.  The impact of industrial trucking engendered a new and different contemporary port configuration, and the network of interstate highways enabled this change to come rapidly.

 

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