Continuing the mission to fully restore Baltimore’s federal channel [Image 1 of 7]
As work continues to fully restore the Fort McHenry Federal Channel, Paul Hankins, director of the Salvage Operations Office of Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Col. Estee Pinchasin, Baltimore District commander, conduct an onsite assessment May 22, 2024, reviewing what remains of “Section 4” wreckage in Baltimore’s federal navigation channel. Unified Command executed the May 13 controlled demolition of Section 4, a 10-million-pound steel truss which had pinned the M/V Dali at the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge for nearly seven weeks. Unified Command cleared the federal channel May 20 to an operational width of 400 feet and depth of 50 feet. This allows for the transit of all deep-draft commercial vessels in and out of the Port of Baltimore previously able to move through the federal channel prior to the bridge collapse.

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