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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Frequently Asked Questions

At about 1:30 a.m. on March 26, 2024, the MV Dali, a container ship departing the Port of Baltimore, struck a support tower of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, MD, causing the bridge to collapse into the Patapsco River. The bridge is a segment of Interstate 695—Baltimore’s beltway—and spans over the Patapsco shipping channel into the harbor.

A pothole repair crew of eight was on the bridge at the time of the collision. Two have survived; one with injuries. Authorities were able to stop traffic over the bridge right before the vessel strike. There were 23 mariners aboard the ship, and none sustained injury.

  • Author(s):
  • John Frittelli
  • Ben Goldman
  • Ali E. Lohman
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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Frequently Asked Questions
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Publisher:Congressional Research Service
Published:March 29, 2024
License:Public Domain

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