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Bridge in Baltimore: stunning images of collapse after ship collision

March 26, 2024

In the early hours of this Tuesday (26/03), the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, United States, collapsed into the Patapsco River after a cargo ship collided with the structure.

Dramatic images show the magnitude of the collapse.

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A massive search operation is underway for at least six people, officials say, while two people have already been rescued from the water.

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The sonar detected several submerged vehicles, where the temperature is around 9°C.

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The ship is now embedded in the wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which is 3 km long and part of a major highway.

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Crédito, BALTIMORE FIRE STATION / RESCUE 1 TEAM

Crédito, BALTIMORE FIRE STATION / RESCUE 1 TEAM

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Maryland Secretary of Transportation Paul J. Wiedefeld held a press conference, stating that there were workers working on the bridge at the time of the collapse, carrying out repairs to the concrete surface.

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He added that all maritime traffic in and out of the Port of Baltimore has been suspended while the search and rescue mission continues.

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