Catastrophe at Baltimore Bridge: 6 Workers Missing in Tragic Accident, Port Operations Suspended

Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Ship Crew Rescues Lives, Six Missing

A tragic accident occurred on a bridge in Baltimore, where multiple workers fell into the waters of the Patapsco River while repairing potholes. The collapse of the bridge, constructed in 1977 as part of Interstate 695, is expected to halt activity at the port of Baltimore. This port is crucial for import and export shipments, particularly for vehicle manufacturers like Nissan, Toyota, and General Motors. As a result, over 40 vessels are currently stranded at the port, while incoming vessels are being diverted to other ports on the east coast. The impact on trade activity is significant, with uncertainty surrounding when normal operations will resume.

Governor Moore declared a state of emergency and launched a large-scale search operation to find the missing workers. Two workers were rescued, with one in serious condition. The search for the other six missing workers is ongoing, utilizing boats and divers. Sonar detected multiple vehicles in the water, which is approximately 50 feet deep. In photos of the accident, it appeared that the ship lost power before striking the bridge support. Work crews were present on the bridge at the time of collapse. Despite this tragedy, they managed to send an emergency message about electricity problems that enabled officials to stop traffic on the bridge and prevent further casualties.

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