A last-minute change prevented what could have been an uncomfortable moment during the Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony: remarks by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed by the song “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
The original program for Thursday’s ceremony had Christie’s remarks followed by the song. That sparked waves of speculation that the scheduling was a jab at the governor over accusations that his staff intentionally clogged traffic near the George Washington Bridge to punish a political adversary.
But just before the ceremony, the museum announced that it would be replaced with another song.