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SouthBayDem

(32,188 posts)
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 11:39 PM Monday

Main shipping channel to Port of Baltimore fully restored 11 weeks after Key Bridge collapse

Source: WJZ-TV

BALTIMORE - The main passageway for ships to the Port of Baltimore has been fully restored, the Unified Command announced on Monday.

After 11 weeks of painstaking work, Unified Command reopened the full-width Ft. McHenry Channel where the Key Bridge collapsed into the Patapsco River.

"One of our four key directives in the wake of the Key Bridge collapse has been to fully clear the federal channel," Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said. "Today, we bring that directive to completion. By working together, we turned months into weeks – and bounced back faster than many could have ever anticipated."

The 700-foot wide and 50-foot deep channel will allow two-way traffic for large vessels, benefiting the Port of Baltimore, which had suffered drastic economic losses since the bridge collapsed on March 26, killing six construction workers and halting vessel traffic in and out of the port.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/baltimore/news/main-channel-to-port-of-baltimore-fully-restored-11-weeks-after-key-bridge-collapse/

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Main shipping channel to Port of Baltimore fully restored 11 weeks after Key Bridge collapse (Original Post) SouthBayDem Monday OP
SUCH GOOD WORK they've done! elleng Monday #1
Remember the nay-sayers predicting that it would take 6-8 months before the channel would be opened? Oopsie Daisy Tuesday #6
Excellent! SunSeeker Monday #2
How much of a detour do cars to have to make without the bridge? . . . Journeyman Monday #3
America!! We can do anything! Congratulations to all of those responsible and to Baltimore at large. ❤️ littlemissmartypants Tuesday #4
Democrats get things done. All Republicans do is wring their hands over pride flags. Lonestarblue Tuesday #5

Oopsie Daisy

(3,088 posts)
6. Remember the nay-sayers predicting that it would take 6-8 months before the channel would be opened?
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 06:49 AM
Tuesday

We heard how ineffective and inefficient that Army COE was... and how "it was all Biden's fault". UGH.

Yes... the work they've done has been amazing. There was also the recovery aspect as well. They showed respect for the two final victims and their families so that the final two bodies could be recovered.

Journeyman

(15,075 posts)
3. How much of a detour do cars to have to make without the bridge? . . .
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 11:48 PM
Monday

And is it possible to have ferry service across the channel until the bridge is rebuilt?

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