Early this morning a container shit crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, resulting in its collapse.



The Francis Scott Key Bridge is part of the I-95 beltway around Baltimore.

It is the shorter of the beltway, and us about 40% of truck traffic through I-95 around the city.

In addition, the wreckage blocks the port of Baltimore.

I’m not implying any foul play. The reports I’ve heard is a steer-by-wire ship lost power and it a support column.

The engineer in me knows that if a support column in a bridge is taken out, the bridge is gone.

This seems to be a horrific accident.

Nevertheless, this is going to be a major economic problem for the country for months to come.


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By J. Kb

9 thoughts on “The fuckening continues with the Francis Scott Key Bridge”
  1. im assuming a chinese ship? coinky-doink we think?? note to self- buy more tinfoil today…
    not good to have happened, time will tell

    1. According to everything I’ve been able to dig up, the ship is Singapore-flagged and owned by Singaporean shipping group, and currently being leased to/chartered by Maersk.

  2. I’d be (pleasantly) surprised if the bridge is returned to service in only a few months. The regulatory/compliance burden, and just paperwork in general, these days is incredible compared to 1977 when the bridge was first built. (Not that there was no paperwork then, of course.)

  3. And, I have zero doubt in my mind that this current administration will use this as a call to spend even more on “infrastructure” at an even higher price tag, and a deeper debt.

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