Army Corps of Engineers explain plan for Baltimore limited access channel

Updated Apr 14, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to have a temporary limited access channel to serve the Port of Baltimore by the end of this month.

Part of that plan is to move the container ship Dali, which slammed into a support of the Francis Scott Key Bridge March 26, toppling the bridge into the Patapsco River and shutting down traffic into and out of the Port of Baltimore.

Plans call for reopening the main shipping channel serving the port by the end of May.

Six workers were on the bridge at the time of the collapse. The bodies of two of them have been recovered, but the four others are presumed to be trapped under the steel and concrete of the fallen bridge.

Rebuilding the bridge that carries Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River is expected to take several years.