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Structural Integrity of Bridge Questioned

March 28th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

While it may seem obvious that the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed because a container ship ran into it, the structural integrity of the bridge itself has been questioned as salvage operations begin. An answer could be the age of the bridge itself.  Structural Engineer Ken Davis told CTV news that when the bridge was built almost 50 years ago, the size and weight of container ships was much different…

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Davis said that a rebuild is not going to happen within a short timeframe…

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