Maryland to end Key Bridge collapse relief programs this month

BALTIMORE, MD—The state of Maryland has announced that the Francis Scott Key Bridge worker and business relief programs will sunset on June 28, 2024. The programs were established to help Maryland workers and businesses impacted by the Key Bridge collapse. The programs have distributed $37.4 million to help more than 2,800 impacted workers and protect more than 3,000 jobs from […]

Salvage crews remove final Key Bridge steel truss blocking Fort McHenry Channel

BALTIMORE, MD—Ten weeks after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed, the final steel truss blocking the Fort McHenry Federal Channel has been removed. A salvage operation team was able to successfully remove the truss, which was blocking the channel, using concrete breakers, underwater surveys, and oxyacetylene torches. The operation also saw the removal of tons of concrete roadway, cable, and […]

Salvage crews remove massive steel section of Key Bridge truss from channel

BALTIMORE, MD—Salvage crews on Saturday, June 1, completed the lift of a 470-short-ton (940,000 pounds) steel section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge truss from the federal navigation channel. Buried deep in the river mudline, the section was part of the massive steel truss that pinned the M/V DALI for seven weeks. The current specs of the Unified Command’s “limited […]

MDTA invites proposals for rebuilding of Key Bridge

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting design-build teams to submit proposals for rebuilding the Francis Scott Key Bridge and reconnecting the I-695 Baltimore Beltway. The MDTA is seeking proposals from qualified teams that advance the project’s goals of collaboration, schedule, safety, quality, cost and aesthetics. Interested bidders can access the RFP at […]

Johns Hopkins engineers conduct urgent risk assessment of major bridges in wake of Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—A team of Johns Hopkins engineers has begun an urgent risk assessment of the country’s bridges in the wake of the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. The assessment is being conducted with the help of the National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant and will focus on the larger bridges near major ports of entry. The team, led by […]

Virtual Key Bridge rebuild community meeting to be held in June

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority will hold a Virtual Community Update to discuss the rebuilding of the Key Bridge. The meeting will be held 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, registration is required at This update meeting aims to inform the public about the progress and future plans for the Key Bridge reconstruction project. The update […]

Baltimore County to pursue legal claims against those responsible for Key Bridge collapse

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that the administration plans to partner with experienced and highly-specialized law firms, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. and Bekman, Marder, Hopper, Malarkey & Perlin, LLC, to proactively pursue and address legal claims against all those responsible for the tragic Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. Through this partnership, Baltimore County will aggressively take […]