Monumental cleanup operation begins in Baltimore after bridge collapse

Monumental cleanup operation begins in Baltimore after bridge collapse

Monumental cleanup operation begins in Baltimore after bridge collapse

The monumental task of removing debris from the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is underway. Cranes on barges are being positioned to clear the shipping channel, vital to the city’s economy. The Biden Administration has provided $60 million for the cleanup and pledged to cover the full cost of bridge replacement.

Chris Reyes Reports from the Scene

Chris Reyes reports: “The largest crane on the East Coast arrived this morning. It’s a mind-boggling amount of work. They’ll need to cut up debris before lifting it. Governor Wes Moore acknowledges the long road ahead.”

Governor Moore on the Recovery Effort

“We understand the enormity of the challenge. It’s incredibly complex, and the timeline will be long.”

Search for Missing Workers Hampered

Recovery efforts are hampered by the presence of four missing workers believed to be trapped under the wreckage. Divers cannot safely enter the water until the debris is removed.

Community Devastated

The collapse has had a devastating impact on the community. Thousands of jobs are linked to the port, and the bridge itself was an iconic landmark.

Community Member Speaks

“One of my co-workers lived near a victim. When the police arrived at their home, it felt like a part of our city fell with the bridge,” a community member shared.

Continued Coverage Throughout the Morning

We’ll continue to provide updates throughout the morning. Stay tuned for more information from Chris Reyes.

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