Unreal! Engineers Release Underwater Sonar Images Of Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

By Alan Hume | Friday, 12 April 2024 11:59 PM
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released new sonar images revealing the submerged wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

The images, provided by the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, depict the remnants of the bridge in the deepest part of the federal shipping channel leading to the Port of Baltimore, including one of the main supports of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The Baltimore District of the agency stated, "The metal framework extending above the waterline (the blue line in some images) is currently slated to be removed by the end of April." This removal will pave the way for a 35-foot-deep by 280-foot-wide Limited Access Channel. The new channel will facilitate the movement of larger vessels, including marine tugs, Maritime Administration vessels, and Roll-on/Roll-off shipping vessels, in and out of the Port of Baltimore.

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The Key Bridge Response Unified Command is still engaged in the removal of the M/V Dali cargo ship, which collided with one of the bridge's support pillars on March 26, leading to the bridge's collapse. Salvage crews began the process of removing containers from the ship's deck, which is currently lodged in the Patapsco River, over the past weekend.

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Tragically, the collapse claimed the lives of three construction workers. The body of the third worker, Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, was recovered on Friday. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott stated, "This evening, the Unified Command announced that divers were able to bring Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the remaining missing workers, home to his family." He added, "While I take solace in knowing this brings us one step closer to closure, my heart continues to be with all the families still waiting anxiously for their loved ones."

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Suazo-Sandoval was one of six individuals who lost their lives in the collapse. The other two recovered workers were identified as Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 35, and Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, 26. Their bodies were discovered inside a red pickup truck, submerged approximately 25 feet deep in the Patapsco River, as reported by FOX DC. Louis Casiano of Fox News contributed to the original report.

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