California Tunnel Renamed After Robin Williams

March 2, 2016 Updated: March 2, 2016
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A tunnel with rainbow arches that connects the Golden Gate Bridge to greater Marin County has officially become the Robin Williams tunnel.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the new Robin Williams Tunnel signs were installed Monday night. The tunnel was unofficially known as the Waldo Tunnel.

Private donations paid for the cost.

State lawmakers approved a resolution last year to change the tunnel’s name to honor the late actor and comedian, who grew up and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The two signs—one for each side of the tunnel—cost $3,000. Private donations paid for the cost.

Robin Williams in Beverly Hills, Calif, on Nov. 5, 2011. (Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Robin Williams in Beverly Hills, Calif, on Nov. 5, 2011. (Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)