Remains of Collapsed Baltimore Key Bridge Erupt After Setting Off Explosives

Remains of Collapsed Baltimore Key Bridge Erupt After Setting Off Explosives


Baltimore Harbor is a step closer to reopening after engineers brought down the largest remaining span of the Francis Scott Key Bridge with a controlled demolition on Monday evening.

The explosions were part of a larger plan to free an international container ship that had been marooned in the harbor for nearly two months while shipping traffic had been ground to a halt.

Numerous videos of the explosion from different angles showed a span of steel protruding from a pier struck by the Singapore-registered MV Dali – which brought down the bridge in March – collapsing into the water following a boom and a cloud of smoke.

Explosives made precision cuts into the remaining Key Bridge truss, breaking it apart for removal: https://t.co/d2uDIh0ALd pic.twitter.com/O9JWnkERSu

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