Controlled Demolition of Francis Scott Key Bridge Completed

On 26 March, a ship slammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse and killing six construction workers. Monday, May 13 a demolition crew broke apart chunks of the collapsed bridge. The scheduled demolition was delayed by several days due to bad weather. The cargo ship Dali, which lost power and veered off course, rammed into the bridge and it collapsed.

The large container ship Dali has remained at the scene since the accident and is covered in scrap metal from the bridge. Twenty-one crew members are still on board the Dali, maintaining the vessel. Crew members stayed aboard the ship while Monday’s demolition explosion took place.

Authorities said the demolition went according to plan. The body of the sixth and last victim of the incident was recovered last week.