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ROBIN WILLIAMS TUNNEL POSTER , T-shirt Honors Greatest Comic-Actor of our Time

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ROBIN WILLIAMS TUNNEL T-shirt, Poster  Honors Greatest Comic-Actor of our Time

 

March 1, 2016 A sign stands at the northbound entrance to the recently renamed Robin Williams Tunnel in Sausalito, Calif. A tunnel with rainbow arches that connects the Golden Gate Bridge to greater Marin County has officially become the Robin Williams tunnel, honoring the greatest comedian-actor-humanitarian of our time who passed away before his time, in 2014. The tunnel was unofficially known as the Waldo Tunnel. The California State Senate last year approved a resolution to change the tunnel’s name to honor the late actor and comedian. Williams grew up and lived in the Bay Area. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal via AP) PURCHASE POSTER (or tshirt or other media), now on sale for around $10

Several months after legislation to name the rainbow-arched so-called Waldo tunnel connecting the Golden Gate bridge to Marin County, the newly dubbed Robin Williams tunnel finally got official.
The tunnel’s moniker, which was officially confirmed last June, was meant as a dedication to the late actor and comedian’s life. Many thought that the tunnel’s rainbow border was a natural reminder of his character Mork from “Mork & Mindy,” who wore multi-colored suspenders on the show.

The $3,000 signs — one on each side of the tunnel — were paid for using private donations, as a Caltrans spokesman told SFGATE last summer.
The person who started the campaign to change the tunnel’s name, Belvedere resident Julie Wainwright, posted a photo on Twitter of the new sign being installed.
The tunnel was previously unofficially known as the Waldo Tunnel because it is on the Waldo Grade, which is named after William Waldo, a Whig Party candidate who ran for governor in 1853.

They say Robin Williams never had a bad word to say about anyone. If you’re ever in the San Francisco area be sure to visit this beautiful architectural remembrance and tribute for San Francisco native son and America’s beloved comic-actor-humanitarian we lost too soon. Take the Golden Gate Bridge north from San Francisco and you’ll pass through the tunnel minutes after leaving the bridge. Congrats on the above named Julie Wainwirght who inspired this tunnel tribute. 

Posted March 10th, 2016.

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