Friday, June 14, 2024

You Broke It, You Bought It

 ABC, As Baltimore shipping channel reopens, DOT estimates at least $1.7 billion to rebuild bridge

The Port of Baltimore's federal channel was safely reopened to its original dimensions of 700 feet wide by 500 feet deep without any major injuries, The White House said.

Work continues to remove debris outside of the McHenry Federal Channel, and a safety zone will be maintained to protect workers. Deep draft vessels will be required to have a single escort tug until the work is complete.

The preliminary costs to rebuild the bridge as quoted by the Department of Transportation are between $1.7 billion and $1.9 billion, officials said.

I wasn't initially predisposed to blame the shipping company for the accident, but the news that the power failed on the Dali twice in the day before the ship left it berth in Baltimore, makes me more likely to see negligence in the collision. 


  1. Hah! Layers of Editors. I didn't catch that either. It's a 50 ft deep channel.