Remaining Key Bridge to be Demolished

July 10, 2024
Remaining structures will be blasted to make way for the new span.

By: Hayes Gardner
Source: The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

BALTIMORE — The container ship Dali is gone. So, too, is the bulk of the 50,000 tons of wreckage that tumbled into the Patapsco River when the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed on March 26.

Some of the last vestiges of the Key Bridge and its demise are the two existing ramps—which led to the bridge’s main span—still standing in the water. They, too, will be gone soon as authorities make way for a rebuilt Key Bridge by October 2028.

The Maryland Transportation Authority’s request for proposals (RFP) for the new bridge states that it “desires to remove the existing portions of bridge structure still standing as early as practicable, permittable, and approvable.”