Federal Channel Restored to Original Operational Dimensions

  June 10, 2024. As part of the Unified Command response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving today restored the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transit through the [...]

Salvage Crews Successfully Remove Final Steel Truss Blocking the Fort Mchenry Federal Channel

Ten weeks after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, salvage crews successfully removed the final large steel truss segment blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3-4. Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys, and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete roadway, cable, and steel rebar from "Section 4C" while removing debris with clamshell dredges. On May [...]

With Appreciation for the Unified Command’s Key Bridge Response

On behalf of John S. Connor, we truly appreciate the heroic efforts of the Unified Command in refloating and moving the M/V Dali to a local marine terminal. This milestone allows all pre-collapse deep-draft commercial vessels to enter and exit the Port of Baltimore.  At the outset of this tragic event, the work to reopen the Port appeared daunting and [...]

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