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40 years since RFK killing

June 5, 2008 8:55:58 PM PDT
It's been 40 years since the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and he's getting a New York bridge renamed in his honor. The former senator and younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, was shot to death in Los Angeles during the 1968 presidential nominating campaign. Kennedy had just finished a speech at the Ambassador Hotel after winning the California primary when he was shot in a crowded passageway by Sirhan Sirhan.

The Triborough Bridge, which leads to the airport named for John F. Kennedy is getting renamed for his younger brother.

The bridge, opened in 1936, is actually a complex of three bridges, a viaduct and 14 miles of approach roads connecting Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

Kerry Kennedy, one of RFK's 11 children says it's a fitting tribute given his father's commitment to bridging divides between people.


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