MD: Shipping channel fully reopens two months after Key Bridge accident

Source: WTOP News

“The channel that allows access to the Port of Baltimore has been fully cleared following nearly 11 weeks of cleanup from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. The full 700-feet-wide and 50-feet-wide Fort McHenry Channel was reopened Monday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. … Portions of the Maryland passageway have been shut down since a cargo ship crashed into the bridge on March 26, killing six construction workers and throwing a wrench in the supply chain. … The cleared channel is a major victory for officials hoping to reopen the port. But the recovery from the collapse is far from over. It could be years before the bridge is rebuilt, with Maryland officials estimating the new span will be finished by fall of 2028.” (06/10/24)