Baltimore bridge hit with demolition charges to free ship trapped in wreckage

Baltimore bridge hit with demolition charges to free ship trapped in wreckage


The ship that hit Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge was freed on Monday after precision explosive charges targeted parts of the bridge where the ship was stuck.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the blasts went “according to plan.” A series of charges emitted light flames and a small puff of smoke as they broke the bonds that held the bridge together. 

“Over the last seven weeks, we’ve moved a total of 365 commercial vessels through the alternate channels that have been established,” Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said on Monday.

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The demolition process began once the body of the sixth victim of the ship crash was recovered last week. Weekend weather delays caused the process to move into Monday.

Gov. Wes Moore (D-MD) announced

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