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Baltimore Key Bridge Demolished With Dali Crew Still On Board

The span of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, laying atop the Dali shipping vessel, has been demolished with explosives. The 19-person crew of the Dali was on board when the explosion occurred. None of them were injured. The crew has been stuck in limbo due to their non-citizen status, the ongoing investigation into how the ship crashed into the bridge, and the necessity of maintaining the vessel while the accident is cleared for harbor travel to resume. There is now a timetable and an estimated time for the harbor to reopen and for the Key Bridge to be reconstructed. Early estimates say it will take six months for regular maritime traffic to resume in the area and up to four years for the bridge to be rebuilt.

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Baltimore bridge span removed; ship freed with precision blast

Explosives break up Key Bridge section atop Dali, readying to refloat vessel – Baltimore Sun

Key Bridge demolition: Explosives detonated to break apart truss

Section of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge demolished | CNN

Baltimore Key bridge: Crews break down collapsed bridge in controlled demolition | AP News

Baltimore Bridge truss demolished with explosives to free Dali ship – The Washington Post

Ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse lost power twice before slamming into pillar, NTSB finds

Federal investigators release report into Baltimore bridge collapse – The Washington Post

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