Structural engineer discusses Baltimore's Key Bridge collapse

March 27, 2024

Early Tuesday, Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed into the Patapsco River after one of its supports was struck by a container ship, causing the structure to break apart. Here's video of the collapse of the Francis Key Scott Bridge from this morning. — The Baltimore Banner (@BaltimoreBanner) March 26, 2024What do we know about the collapse of Baltimore's Key Bridge? A very large container ship collided with one of the bridge piers overnight, causing the central three spans of the Francis Scott Key Bridge to collapse into the Patapsco River. There was nothing inherently wrong with the Francis Scott Key Bridge design, but the pier was not designed to withstand the impact of a container ship of that size.

The source of this news is from Johns Hopkins University