Google Maps prank officially renames Portland's Tilikum Crossing after Captain Picard
Tilikum Crossing, Portland, Oregon USA
Owen Lingly was trying to raise $5,000 to put up billboards around the city with big pictures of the Star Trek's Captain Picard, all to convince Portlanders to call the bridge the Jean-Luc Picard Wunder Crossing. As part of a prank, it was named to Jean-Luc Picard Wunder Crossing; The Oregonian reported on it at the time: “Google Maps prank officially renames Portland’s Tilikum Crossing after Captain Picard.” And a few months earlier, the likely inspiration for this act was documented in the Portland Tribune: “Should we boldly go where no bridge has gone before?”
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