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Tue Mar 26, 2024, 03:04 AM Mar 26

"HOLY CRAP! The Francis Scott Key Bridge has collapsed after a ship collision in Baltimore. The 1,200 feet (366 m) span [View all]

HOLY CRAP! The Francis Scott Key Bridge has collapsed after a ship collision in Baltimore. The 1,200 feet (366 m) span bridge was the third longest span of any continuous truss in the world.








Maryland's Francis Scott Key Bridge closed to traffic after incident


Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge has been closed to traffic following an "incident," the Maryland Transportation Authority said

"All lanes closed both directions for incident on I-695 Key Bridge," the authority said in a statement. "Traffic is being detoured."


https://abcnews.go.com/US/marylands-francis-scott-key-bridge-closed-traffic-after/story?id=108338267
this from about 20 minutes ago. i guess it hadn't collapsed yet?
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At least it was closed pfitz59 Mar 26 #1
I'm speechless...how can this happen? CTyankee Mar 26 #3
Where did you see that it was closed? Nevilledog Mar 26 #4
HOLY CRAP!!! elleng Mar 26 #2
Higher quality video. Looks like there were vehicles on the bridge Nevilledog Mar 26 #5
Merciful God Hekate Mar 26 #18
Holy shit! BigmanPigman Mar 26 #22
There are people needing rescue as multiple cars fell off the bridge according to news reports wishstar Mar 26 #6
From the video I saw three trucks and two cars that got all the way across before the collapse. Kablooie Mar 26 #20
Parked vehicles with flashing lights, about 4 of them. DontBelieveEastisEas Mar 26 #25
Map of where bridge was: riversedge Mar 26 #7
I hope everyone is Safe! Cha Mar 26 #8
My god- How could this happen? The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) media will have a field day with this. NBachers Mar 26 #9
Because a container ship hit the bridge? Nevilledog Mar 26 #10
"See how dangerous and poor the us is. China is the best because we don't have that here." AZLD4Candidate Mar 26 #12
I've been seeing the RW demonize anything China related. Not seeing it...yet. Nevilledog Mar 26 #14
Again, lived in China 15 years. Speak the language. I know Winnie the Flu's anti-American propaganda style AZLD4Candidate Mar 26 #19
Video link Duncan Grant Mar 26 #11
Fire Dept reported divers trying to rescue at least 7 people (ABC News) wishstar Mar 26 #13
I wonder who was in command of the ship PJMcK Mar 26 #15
The NYT report says 2 pilots were on board muriel_volestrangler Mar 26 #29
Read All About It DontBelieveEastisEas Mar 26 #16
Agenda-Free TV ItsjustMe Mar 26 #17
That ship is enormous! BigmanPigman Mar 26 #26
As horrific as this incident is, avebury Mar 26 #21
............... 🙏 sarchasm Mar 26 #23
Reporting saying "many dead". James48 Mar 26 #24
The crew and two pilots survived uninjured GoneOffShore Mar 26 #28
Beyond horrifying... PCIntern Mar 26 #27
Cannot understand why bridge wasn't closed. Dem2theMax Mar 26 #30
it looked like it fell at the same time it was hit. NutmegYankee Mar 26 #31
Then that makes sense. Dem2theMax Mar 26 #34
USA Today bucolic_frolic Mar 26 #32
slo mo of collision and collapse BlueWaveNeverEnd Mar 26 #33
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 26 #35
11:54: Lost power just before it hit, 6 still missing scipan Mar 26 #36
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