The Triborough Bridge in New York City was renamed Wednesday after former attorney general and former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.).

Kennedy would have turned 83 Thursday. He was shot and killed in 1968 while running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said during a ceremony that naming the bridge after his father was appropriate because the former senator "was about bridging all the differences."

The bridge connects three of the city's boroughs -- Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.