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Scripps News Reports: Baltimore's Bridge

Who will pay for repairing the Francis Scott Key Bridge? Why was a collision previously considered "unlikely," and are other bridges at similar risk?
Scripps News Reports: Baltimore's Bridge
Posted at 7:30 PM, Apr 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-11 18:19:15-04

It's the collapse nobody saw coming, as an economic lifeline in Baltimore became a deathtrap in seconds. Now the Port of Baltimore is blocked, cutting off a key economic engine for the U.S. East Coast.

Just over two weeks after the collapse, Marylanders are still in shock. How did the iconic Key Bridge come down? Could more have been done to save the lives of the six construction workers who died? How and when will it be rebuilt?

Scripps News hears from Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott about how the city plans to recover, investigates why a collision was previously deemed “unlikely” and explains how more bridges across the country are at risk from similar critical vulnerabilities. 

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