Shocking Collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland: What We Know So Far

What we know so far about the Baltimore bridge collapse: reminiscent of an action movie

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland made headlines when its middle portion collapsed suddenly, leaving eight workers and at least seven cars in the cold water. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. local time when the freighter Dali veered off course near the bridge. Fortunately, all crew members on the ship were unharmed.

Authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a cause of the collapse, stating that it was not intentional. The dramatic accident drew international attention and condolences from US President Joe Biden, who described it as something out of an action movie. Mayor Brandon Scott also commented on the incident, describing it as a major tragedy that had not been expected given the bridge’s good technical condition.

Divers continued to search for survivors in the cold water, with hopes of finding them fading as the low water temperature took its toll. Two workers were rescued from the water, while six others remained missing along with the occupants of the cars that fell into the water. The collapse of this important bridge has significant implications for the US automotive supply chain, with major car companies like Ford and General Motors having to redirect parts shipments through other ports due to its closure for rescue operations.

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