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Thursday, Jul 25, 2024

Rescue Workers To Lift First Piece Of Collapsed US Bridge That Killed 6

Salvage crews are set to begin the process of removing parts of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, which collapsed early Tuesday, causing the deaths of six road workers.
The collapse occurred when a container ship collided with the bridge, obstructing the Port of Baltimore's shipping channel. The operation on Saturday includes using a 160-ton marine crane to lift a section of the bridge onto a barge, with a larger 1,000-ton crane also on site.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore outlined the plan to create a temporary channel to facilitate port operations but did not specify a timeline for completion. The complex salvage effort aims to clear the debris and reopen the port, crucial for "roll-on, roll-off" vehicle imports and exports.

The recovery of all workers' bodies is pending due to dangerous conditions. The federal government has allocated $60 million for immediate cleanup and reconstruction, with President Biden committing to cover all associated costs.
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