Bay Area Tunnel to Be Renamed After Beloved Comedian Robin Williams

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An iconic Bay Area tunnel, commonly known as the Waldo Tunnel or Rainbow Tunnel, will be named after the late actor Robin Williams. (Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

A Bay Area tunnel, known for the brightly colored rainbow painted over its arched entrance, will now be called the Robin Williams Tunnel.

Commonly known as the Waldo Tunnel or the Rainbow Tunnel, the passageway led travelers from Marin County to the Golden Gate Bridge.

The late actor, who lived in Tiburon, Calif., likely traveled through the tunnel when he visited San Francisco.

On Wednesday, the California Senate approved the new name, eternally designating Williams as an iconic figure in the Bay Area.

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