Baltimore’s Key Bridge (I-695) Collapses After Ship Strike

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Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, an alternate route for I-95 travelers, has collapsed into the Patapsco River.

From the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA):
AVOID I-695 southeast corridor. I-695 Outer Loop closed at MD 10 (exit 2) and Inner Loop closed at MD 157/Peninsula Expressway (exit 43). Use I-95 or I-895 alt routes. I-695 Key Bridge collapse due to ship strike. At this time, active search & rescue mission in progress.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore released the following statement on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge:

My office is in close communication with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, and the Baltimore Fire Department as emergency personnel are on the scene following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

I have declared a State of Emergency here in Maryland and we are working with an interagency team to quickly deploy federal resources from the Biden Administration.

We are thankful for the brave men and women who are carrying out efforts to rescue those involved and pray for everyone’s safety.

We will remain in close contact with federal, state, and local entities that are carrying out rescue efforts as we continue to assess and respond to this tragedy.

As additional information becomes available, it will be posted on this website.

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