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Fort McHenry Federal Canal reopens after bridge collapse

By meerna Jun11,2024

DOLLARS. BUT WE START WITH 11 JASON NEWTON NEWS ON LIVE DESK. JASON, THE CHANNEL IS OPEN, BUT THE WORK, YOU KNOW, IS STILL ENDING. EXACTLY. PROCESSING OF ALL WRECKS WILL CONTINUE AT SPARROWS POINT AND MONITORING OF RIVER DNA. BUT TODAY THE HEADLINE, LIKE YOU SAID, THE SAFE CROSSING HAS BEEN RESTORED, THE 700 FEET WIDE, 50 FEET DEPTH CHANNEL IS ALREADY OPEN, AND ONE OF THE GREATEST CHEERLEADERS OF THIS JOB IS RESPONDING TODAY. THIS IS GOVERNOR WES MOORE’S OPINION EFFORT, QUOTE SAYING, WITH THE CANAL NOW FULLY OPEN, WE CAN BRING MORE MARYLAND PEOPLE TO WORK AT THE PORT OF BALTIMORE, INCREASE THE FLOW OF TRADE THROUGH THE CITY, AND ACCELERATE OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY. BUT OUR WORK WILL NOT BE OVER UNTIL WE REBUILD. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY BRIDGE. IT WAS A HERCULEAN EFFORT. ALMOST 70 PIECES OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND NEARLY 1,600 EMPLOYEES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD MAKE ALL OF THIS EFFORT POSSIBLE. WHILE WE CLEAR OUT THIS CHANNEL, WE WILL NOW ALLOW TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AND RESTORE THE LIQUIDITY OF KERM Commerce AGAIN. BUT WORK TO MAKE EVERYTHING CLEAR, THEY WILL CONTINUE. AS WITH ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO SEE OUR CONTRACTOR, DON JOHN MARINE, PULLING OUT WRECK THAT MAY BE FOUND BELOW THE MUD LINE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KICK THIS OUT BECAUSE WE WILL MAINTAIN THIS CHANNEL. WE HAVE PLANNED DREENDERING OF THE FORT MCHENRY CANAL IN THE COMING FISCAL YEAR 25. AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON’T LEAVE THIS TYPE OF OBSTACLE FOR THE DRAGS TO COME THROUGH. AND NOT ONLY THE FACT THAT IT’S 50 FEET DEPTH AT ITS BEST, IT SAYS THE SHIPS ONLY HAVE HALF A FEET CLEARANCE FROM THE DNA. THEY GET SO CLOSE TO THE DNA, SO PRESERVATION IS REALLY IMPORTANT. BUT HISTORY AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH 26

Unified Command fully reopens Fort McHenry Federal Canal

The 200-meter-long canal will reopen about 11 weeks after the Key Bridge collapse

The 200-meter-wide Federal Canal at Fort McHenry reopened Monday, restoring operations at the Port of Baltimore, Key Bridge Response Unified Command announced. It was restored to its original operating dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transit through the Port of Baltimore. Baltimore. “We are proud of the collaborative effort that has fully reopened the federal channel to port operations,” Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said in a statement Monday evening. “The partnership that withstood this backlash made this critical mission a success.” After nearly 11 weeks, officials said crews had removed all the steel but were conducting final sonar inspections to ensure no debris remained below the mud line.” we will make sure that we are as accurate and disciplined as we have been on every hill so that every time we cross the channel, we can navigate safely,” said Col. United States Army Corps of Engineers Col. Baltimore 11 News District Commander Estee Pinchasin earlier on Monday. After clearing the wreckage in 50 feet of mud, the Unified Command conducted a survey of the Federal Canal on Monday and confirmed the riverbed was safe for transit. Now crews are returning with sonar to check for raised spots on the riverbed. These protruding fragments were examined. Sometimes it was just mud caused by the suction from the bucket lagging behind, and sometimes we pulled out very long pieces of wreckage that were deep in the bottom. about 50 feet and some up to 80 feet long,” Pinchasin said. The process took longer than the late May deadline, but the Army Corps of Engineers wants to be absolutely sure the canal is safe before it is completed. “We have planned to dredge this channel in the upcoming fiscal year 2025 and we want to make sure that we do not leave these types of obstacles for dredgers to pass through it,” Pinchasin said. The work is not completely finished; Crews still need to remove the wreckage outside that channel. “The Corps of Engineers never ends,” Pinchasin said. “This is our channel. We maintain it all the time. God willing, we will maintain it for many generations to come.” Completion of all clean-up and rescue works is scheduled for the end of June. The Maryland Transportation Authority will host a virtual community event on the Key Build Rebuild facility on Tuesday at 6 p.m. It is open to the public, but those interested in attending must register. Visit the following website for more information and to learn how to register for the Virtual Community Update.

The 270-meter-wide Fort McHenry Federal Canal reopened Monday, restoring operations at the Port of Baltimore, Unified Command Key Bridge Response announced.

It was restored to its original operating dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transportation through the Port of Baltimore.

“We are proud of the collaborative effort that has fully reopened the federal channel to port operations,” Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said in a statement Monday evening. “The partnerships that endured through this response ensured the success of this critical mission.”

After nearly 11 weeks, officials said crews had removed all the steel but were conducting final sonar inspections to ensure no debris remained below the mud line.

“We’re going to make sure we’re as thorough and as disciplined as we have been on every elevation so that every time we cross the channel, navigation is safe,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Col. Estee Pinchasin, commander of the Baltimore District, told 11 News earlier on Monday .

After clearing the wreckage in 50 feet of mud, the Unified Command conducted a survey of the Federal Canal on Monday and confirmed the riverbed was safe for transit.

Now crews are returning with sonar to check for elevations in the riverbed.

“These protruding fragments were examined. Sometimes it was just mud from the suction from the bucket remaining, and sometimes we pulled out very long pieces of wreckage that were about 50 feet deep, some up to 80 feet long,” Pinchasin said.

The process took longer than the late May deadline, but the Army Corps of Engineers wants to be absolutely sure the canal is safe before it is completed.

“We have planned to dredge this channel in the upcoming fiscal year 2025 and we want to make sure that we do not leave these types of obstacles for dredgers to pass through it,” Pinchasin said.

The work is not completely finished; Crews still need to remove the wreckage outside that channel.

“The Corps of Engineers never ends,” Pinchasin said. “This is our channel. We maintain it all the time. God willing, we will maintain it for many generations to come.”

All clean-up and rescue works are to be completed by the end of June. The Maryland Transportation Authority will host a virtual community event on the Key Build Rebuild facility on Tuesday at 6 p.m. It is open to the public, but those interested in attending must register. Visit the following website for more information and to learn how to register for the Virtual Community Update.

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