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Waldo Tunnel


Waldo Tunnel

Exit southbound, view of Golden Gate Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in February 2010


BH Photo #155394


Street View 


Tunnel on US 101
Sausalito, Marin County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1937, Second bore added, 1954
Concrete lined tunnel
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 1,000.0 ft.
Also called
Rainbow Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.84429, -122.48597   (decimal degrees)
37°50'39" N, 122°29'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/545226/4188663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Francisco North
517 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44163 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 1999)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 6, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added Street View of Golden Gate
  • February 17, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Waldo Tunnel
Posted February 11, 2021, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Awesome and very rare pics. Great views coming out the Rainbow Tunnel (tunnel if many names)... of the Golden Gate Bridge. I did a photo shoot in one of the Dead's big rigs there while driving. Thanks for taking these.

Honk honk honk.

Waldo Tunnel/ Robin Williams Tunnel
Posted February 10, 2021, by Jeff & Nikie Williams (cruzinnikie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My husbands company is doing work on the road in the tunnel and I thought I could share a picture just thought it might be interesting! We literally just found out about the origins of the original name of the tunnel and the renaming of the tunnel!! ENJOY 😉 I DID ❤️

Waldo Tunnel
Posted August 21, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan

There is a movement to get this tunnel renamed in honor of Robin Williams.

Waldo Tunnel
Posted October 13, 2012, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My favorite ever view. Especially from a grateful dead 18 wheeler......nuce

Waldo Tunnel
Posted October 13, 2012, by Clarice Moody (cncmoody [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Here is my picture taken Oct.12, 2012 at 4 PM.