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Livestream Captures the Moment a Maryland Bridge Collapses Following Ship Collision

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Mar 26, 2024

A large ship crashed into a bridge in Maryland early Tuesday morning, causing it to collapse. The livestream captured the moment at 1:28 a.m. when the vessel appeared to strike a bridge support. Per ship-tracking data, the vessel is Singapore-flagged and listed at 984 feet long.

The vessel, identified as the Dali, was captured on video approaching a support beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore at about 1:24 a.m. local time. The bridge serves the I-695 and collapsed in the water shortly after the ship’s impact. The livestream was funded by Bay Area Mechanical Services and showed the ship’s lights turning off and then back on as it neared the bridge.

The ship struck the beam at 1:28 a.m., causing the bridge to collapse in less than 10 seconds and debris to fall on top of the ship. Ship-tracking data showed the Dali broadcasting its signal under the bridge, surrounded by Coast Guard-listed vessels. The ship, owned by Grace Ocean and managed by Synergy Marine Group, is 984 feet long.

Following the collapse, the bridge has been closed off due to the ship strike, according to a statement by the Maryland Transportation Authority. The Baltimore Police Department reported a partial bridge collapse with workers possibly in the water. Representatives for the Maryland Transportation Authority have not yet commented on the incident.

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