San Francisco’s rainbow tunnel officially becomes Robin Williams Tunnel

San Francisco’s rainbow tunnel officially becomes Robin Williams Tunnel

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The rainbow tunnel that connects San Francisco to Marin County now officially has a new name–the Robin Williams tunnel.

The two new tunnel signs for each side of the highway were installed on Monday.

It was unofficially known as the Waldo Tunnel. The California State Senate approved the name change last year to honor the late comedian.

Williams grew up and lived in Marin County.

The signs cost $3,000 and were paid for using private donations.

The tunnel, which has a rainbow painted on the outside, was currently named after William Waldo, a Whig Party candidate who ran for governor in 1853.

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