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 […]

Port of Baltimore reopens to commercial traffic following refloating of M/V Dali [TIMELAPSE VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Port of Baltimore has reopened to commercial traffic after the M/V Dali was refloated and moved on Monday morning. With the assistance of five tugboats and other support vessels, the M/V Dali was towed and pushed 2.5 miles, arriving at a local marine terminal at approximately 9 a.m. This milestone allows all pre-collapse deep-draft commercial vessels to enter […]

M/V Dali, vessel that struck Key Bridge, refloated

BALTIMORE, MD—Salvors working with the Key Bridge Response Unified Command refloated and moved the M/V Dali at around 7 a.m. on Monday morning. The vessel that struck the Key Bridge two months ago is being relocated to a local marine terminal approximately 2.5 miles away. Additional information can be found in the graphic below from Unified Command. Photo via Unified […]

Maryland adds 7,800 jobs in April

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland added 7,800 total jobs in the month of April, including 4,800 in private sector industries and big gains in expanding sectors such as Professional, Scientific and Technical services. The monthly jobs data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics this week also showed that job growth in March was healthier than initially reported, with […]

Maryland selects law firms for potential Key Bridge collapse litigation

BALTIMORE, MD—A team of five law firms has been selected by the Maryland Transportation Authority to assist the state in its lawsuit against the parties responsible for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. The announcement was made by Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week. The firms were selected from a pool of candidates that submitted proposals for legal services […]

NTSB Key Bridge preliminary report released

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report on the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the M/V Dali cargo ship. The 24-page report (PDF) says that, at just before 1:30 a.m. EDT on March 26, 2024, the 947-foot-long Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Dali was transiting out of Baltimore’s Inner […]

Controlled charges detonated to remove section of Key Bridge [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Crews detonated small, controlled charges on Monday evening to remove a huge section of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge from the bow of the M/V Dali vessel. The small explosives are an industry-standard tool in controlled demolition.  The charges broke the large span into smaller pieces that could be more easily removed. Officials say the next step will […]

Crews to use explosives for next phase of Key Bridge removal

BALTIMORE, MD—Key Bridge crews are preparing to begin the next phase of bridge removal, which will involve using explosives to “cut” sections of the Francis Scott Key Bridge wreckage. The demolition team is using small charges to split the large section of truss at specific locations, which will create multiple, smaller sections. This will allow salvors to use cranes and barges […]