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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year's Super Bowl to representatives from Arizona, Saturday Feb. 1 in New York.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year's Super Bowl to representatives from Arizona, Saturday Feb. 1 in New York.
(Bebeto Matthews/AP)

DAVID SHRIBMAN

Is Chris Christie finished?

American history was made by colonial rebels in 1775 at Concord Bridge, immortalized in a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson as “the rude bridge that arched the flood.” Allied movement toward World War II victory was hastened by the American capture of the Remagen Bridge, the last passage standing on the Rhine, in 1945. Civil rights activists made their stand in 1965 in a bloody march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Edward M. Kennedy’s presidential hopes died with a woman who was drowned in 1969 at the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, Martha’s Vineyard.