The RFK BridgeIt was decided today that the Triborough Bridge will be renamed for Robert F. Kennedy to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his assassination. RFK was running for president and a New York senator at the time.
The question remains whether anyone will actually call it the RFK Bridge, however. The West Side Highway was renamed in honor of Joe DiMaggio after his death a few years ago, but I have never, ever heard anyone call it that. There is but one sign that I can think of that actually bears the new name. If you ask me, it's the people who do the traffic reports who hold the power here. If they start calling it by the new name, so will everyone else.
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