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‘Largest Crane On The Eastern Seaboard’ Will Clean Up Key Bridge Collapse

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images)

When a massive cargo ship ran into and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, earlier this week, it created a huge mess in the water. Now, an equally huge crane has been deployed near the wreckage to help clean it up. In fact, this crane is apparently the largest on the Eastern Seaboard.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore said the crane – which can lift up to 1,000 tons at a time – will be one of at least two used to clear the channel of what is left of the Key Bridge and the ship that hit it, according to the Associated Press. Moore added that “the best minds in the world” are working on plans to remove the wreckage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy are also mobilizing major resources around the country at “record speed” to clear the channel.

Additionally, the Biden administration has reportedly approved $60 million in immediate aid for the area, and the President has said the federal government will pay the full cost of rebuilding the bridge.

“This is not just about Maryland. This is about the nation’s economy,” Moore said, according to the AP. “The port handles more cars and more farm equipment than any other port in America.”