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Paying the Toll: Local Power, Regional Politics, and the Golden Gate Bridge (American Business, Politics, and Society)

Louise Nelson Dyble. Paying the Toll: Local Power, Regional Politics, and the Golden Gate Bridge (American Business, Politics, and Society) Authors:Louise Nelson Dyble.
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Year:2009
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Pages:294
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Price:4952 rub.
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Since its opening in 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge has become an icon for the beauty and prosperity of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a symbol of engineering achievement. Constructing the bridge posed political and financial challenges that were at least as difficult as those faced by the project's builders. To meet these challenges, northern California boosters created a new kind of agency: an autonomous, self-financing special district. The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District developed into a powerful organization that shaped the politics and government of the Bay Area as much as the bridge shaped its physical development. From the moment of the bridge district's incorporation in 1928, its managers pursued their own agenda. They used all of the resources at their disposal to preserve their control over the bridge, cultivating political allies, influencing regional policy, and developing an ambitious public relations program. Undaunted by charges of...

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