State Police Give Update on Wreckage Removal at Key Bridge

photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region-

Maryland State Police reported that the Unified Command commenced cutting operations Saturday to remove wreckage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

Highly trained demolition crews began cutting the top portion of the north side of the collapsed bridge using an exothermic cutting torch.

Two crane barges, a 650-ton crane and a 330-ton crane, working on scene. The removed wreckage is scheduled to be lifted and transferred to a barge. A 230-ton land-based crane will offload and process the wreckage at Tradepoint Atlantic and will then be taken to a disposal site.

The Key Bridge Response 2024 Unified Command includes the:

* U.S. Coast Guard

* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters

* Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Natural Resources Police

* Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)

* Ambipar Response I Witt O’Brien’s

* Maryland State Police

A website with incident response information can be found at the following URL:

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.

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