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(Source: International Railway Journal, March 26, 2024)

Class I railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS) say that their customers should expect delays with some shipments following the tragic collapse of the I-695 Francis Scott Key Bridge, which spans the Patapsco River in Baltimore, on March 26. A container ship weighing 95,000 gross tons struck the main pier of the bridge causing a section of the 2.6 km-long structure to collapse into the river. Six people are presumed dead following the collapse. A mayday call from the ship, which had set sail from the Port of Baltimore and is suspected to have lost power, enabled authorities to close the bridge to road traffic, preventing further loss of life.

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