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Embarcadero in San Francisco Ca

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Published on Oct 28, 2011

The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay. It sits atop an engineered seawall on reclaimed land. The name derives from the Spanish word embarcar, identifying it as the place to embark.

It begins at the intersection of 2nd and King Streets near AT&T Park, and travels north, passing under the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. The sidewalk along the waterfront between Harrison Street and Broadway was named "Herb Caen Way..." after the death of celebrated local columnist Herb Caen in 1997. The three dots, or ellipsis, deliberately are included in honor of columnist Herb Caen's Pulitzer Prize winning writing style. The Embarcadero continues north past the Ferry Building at Market Street, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39, before ending at Pier 45. A section of The Embarcadero which ran between Folsom Street and Drumm Street was formerly known as East Street

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