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The Waldo Grade: Highway through the Hills

By Laurie Thompson · March 26, 2019

We invite you to join us on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 pm, when historian and Sausalito resident Mike Moyle will explore the history of the Waldo Grade  at our Map & Special Collections Annex at 1600 Los Gamos, Suite 182, in San Rafael.

The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge wouldn’t have made any sense without an equally bold construction project in the hills above Sausalito. The creation of the 3.6-mile Waldo Grade, which runs from the bridge to Waldo Point at the north end of Sausalito, required the excavation of millions of cubic yards of material and the boring of the first of today’s two tunnels.

After the opening of the original undivided four-lane roadway in 1937, additional projects were under taken in the following decades to widen the highway, add a second tunnel and improve safety.

 We look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

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Sierra Salin wrote 3 months ago

Where's Waldo?

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Carol Acquaviva wrote 2 months ago

Why, he's at 1600 Los Gamos on Monday the 22nd, of course!

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