Key Bridge Collapses on I-695

-photo courtesy of Chesapeake Marine Towing and Salvage-

The Maryland Transportation Authority reported that the Francis Key Bridge (I-695) collapsed due to a ship strike on Tuesday morning. Mass casualties have been reported. Mutiple people have been reported missing.

Baltimore County Fire Department reported it responded with numerous water rescue resources just before 2 a.m. after reports of a vessel striking the bridge and causing a collapse.

Motorists have been told to AVOID I-695 southeast corridor.

I-695 Outer Loop is closed at MD 10 (exit 2) in Anne Arundel County.

The Inner Loop closed at MD 157/Peninsula Exp (exit 43) in Baltimore County

MDTA is telling motorists use the I-95 or I-895 tunnels.

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.