Push to rename tunnel for Robin Williams takes step forward

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Friday, April 24, 2015
Waldo Tunnel in Marin County

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The push to rename the tunnel that connects the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County after the late comedian Robin Williams takes another step forward.


The California State Assembly unanimously voted Thursday to approve the name change. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate.

More than 61,000 fans have signed a Change.org petition to name the tunnel for Williams.

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

Williams committed suicide in August. He grew up and lived in Marin County.

The Associated Press contributed to this report