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Major Update On Baltimore Bridge Collapse


The DALI cargo ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has finally moved to a nearby port.

At 7 a.m. on Monday, tugboats pulled the DALI away from the bridge’s wreckage and transported it to a nearby Baltimore port.

The DALI has been sitting at the crash site of the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse since March 26th, when the crash occurred.

Here’s the moment it happened:

Check out what Fox News reported:

The massive container ship that caused the deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge nearly two months ago was refloated Monday morning and towed to a port, revealing a new opening in the city’s skyline.

The MV Dali, a Singapore-flagged neopanamax container ship, has been grounded in the main shipping channel of Baltimore Harbor since striking the bridge on March 26. Six construction workers on the bridge at the time were killed in the collapse.

Around 7 a.m., during high tide on Monday morning, tugboats were seen maneuvering the hulking ship out of the collapsed wreckage. Pieces of the bridge’s steel poked out from the ship’s bow as a mass of concrete from the collapsed roadway remained piled on top.

As crews began to slowly tow the ship to a marine terminal, a void in the city’s altered skyline could be viewed for the first time since construction of the Key Bridge was completed in 1977. The opening also highlighted the progress of the ongoing cleanup efforts as hundreds of tons of twisted steel have already been removed from the collapse site.

Per ABC News:

The cargo ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore nearly two months ago was moved from the crash site for the first time on Monday morning.

The Dali, a 984-foot container ship, had been partially blocking the entrance to one of America’s busiest ports since the March 26 collision that triggered a catastrophic collapse of the 1.6-mile-long span and killed six workers.

“Optimum conditions call for the transit of the DALI to commence at high tide, predicted to be Monday at 5:24 a.m.,” officials said in a statement on Sunday.

Up to five tugboats were expected to help move the ship about 2.5 miles to the local marine terminal — a trip expected to take about three hours, officials said.

Last week workers did a controlled demolition of much of the remains of the Francis Key Scott Bridge, which had been turned into a tangle of steel girders that rested on the seafloor and rose out of the water.



 

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