Mary Jo Kopechne
Mary Jo Kopechne was an only child… Books about the incident include Jack Olsen’s The Bridge at Chappaquiddick (1969) and Leo Damore’s Senatorial Privilege (1988)… Mary Jo Kopechne’s death was overshadowed in national news by the Apollo 11 moon mission, which had launched on July 17th and which culminated in Neil Armstrong‘s moon walk on July 20th… Edward Kennedy remained in the U.S. Senate until he died on August 25, 2009, just over 40 years after Mary Jo Kopechne’s death… The bridge at Chappaquiddick is sometimes called Dike Bridge or Dike Road Bridge. It was closed to cars in 1981 due to disrepair. The bridge was rebuilt and reopened to traffic in 1996.
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