Catastrophic Bridge Collapse Leaves Eight Workers and Cars in Cold Water, Halting Port Operations for Major Car Companies

What we know so far about the Baltimore bridge collapse: reminiscent of an action movie

In the American state of Maryland, a dramatic accident occurred when the middle portion of a kilometer-long bridge collapsed in just twenty seconds. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. local time when the freighter Dali veered off course near the Francis Scott Key Bridge. As a result, eight workers and at least seven cars ended up in the cold water, but miraculously, all crew members on the ship were unharmed.

The collapse of the bridge has significant implications for the US automotive supply chain as major car companies like Ford and General Motors have to redirect parts shipments through other ports. The closure of the port of Baltimore for rescue operations further complicates the situation for these companies, who rely heavily on the port for their operations.

Authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a cause of the collapse, with the Baltimore FBI stating that it was not intentional. The dramatic accident drew international attention and condolences from US President Joe Biden. The vessel, part of Danish shipping company Maersk, lost propulsion before colliding with the bridge due to power failure.

Two workers were rescued from the water, while six others remained missing, along with the occupants of the cars that fell into it. Divers continued to search for survivors in

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