Manifest function of the
Make it easier and quicker to get from one side to the other.
Prior to its construction in the 1930's, people had to take a ferry.
Possible latent functions:
1. Create a recognizable
symbol for the city of San Francisco
that will attract tourists and encourage civic pride.
2. Provide work for people during the original construction and
for continuing maintenance. It was built during a
3. Allow politicians who were responsible for its construction
to increase support for their reelections.
4. Reaffirm the power of the state.
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