Robin Williams Signs Grace Tunnel Named After the Beloved, Late Actor

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Robin Williams will be remembered by fans now that signs marking a tunnel named after the beloved, late actor grace a tunnel named in his honor near his home in San Francisco.

With the passage last year by the California Assembly to name the tunnel on U.S. Highway 101 after Williams, signs were recently installed to officially signal the Robin Williams Tunnel.

The tunnel connects the Golden Gate Bridge with Marin County, where Robin owned a home.

The archways, which are painted as rainbows, pay tribute to the colorful suspenders worn by Williams’ character on Mork & Mindy. The tunnel known locally as the Waldo Tunnel because it lies on the Waldo Grade had no official name before the Assembly voted to name it after Williams.

Two privately funded signs are posted on either side of the tunnel.

Williams died on Aug. 11, 2014 at the age of 63 and lived much of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. A private memorial service was held for him there following his death.

Pam Wright