Baltimore Shipping Channel Reopens After Bridge Tragedy

The city of Baltimore announced that the shipping lane leading into the Port of Baltimore had been fully reopened, marking the resumption of full-capacity cargo traffic for the first time since the Francis Scott Key Bridge disaster in March, The Hill reported.

The catastrophic event, which claimed the lives of six roadway workers, occurred when a large cargo ship collided with the bridge’s central support pylon, causing the entire structure to plummet into the Patapsco River.

“We’ve cleared the Fort McHenry Federal Channel for safe transit,” Baltimore District Commander Col. Estee Pinchasin said in a statement Monday.

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