Baltimore: Maryland Governor Projects Full Restoration of Baltimore Port by May End

Baltimore Port Restoration Maryland
Maryland Governor Wes Moore announced on Sunday that Baltimore’s crucial shipping lane could be fully operational by the end of May.

This follows a major incident in late March when a large container ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing significant damage and debris to fall into the river below.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working towards reopening the channel leading to the Port of Baltimore by the end of May, a timeline which Governor Moore confirmed as “realistic”. He emphasized the commitment to work tirelessly to meet this target during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.

The collision, which occurred almost two weeks prior to the Governor’s statement, resulted in a section of the bridge collapsing into the Patapsco River and tragically claimed the lives of six construction workers.

Governor Moore expressed determination to support affected families, reopen the channel, and initiate the bridge’s reconstruction process. President Joe Biden has pledged full federal support to expedite the bridge’s reconstruction, vowing to hold responsible parties accountable and cover the costs of this substantial infrastructure project.

He assured Maryland and Baltimore of unwavering support throughout the recovery and rebuilding efforts, emphasizing the preservation of existing businesses and commerce in the region.

Also Read: Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapses After Ship Collision

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