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posted 03-26-2024 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ALLEY CAT     send a private message to ALLEY CAT   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by ALLEY CAT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVdVpd-pqcM&t=3s

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Frightening, tragic incident ....

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A portion of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after a large boat collided with it early Tuesday, March 26, 2024 in the morning, and multiple vehicles fell into the water. Authorities were trying to rescue at least seven people.

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posted 03-26-2024 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed monahan     send a private message to ed monahan   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by ed monahan
Holy cow. That is unreal.
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I just watched the video on TV. The ship looked like it lost power twice then hit the bridge.
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I don't live that far from the bridge, maybe 3 miles. Cindy goes over it every week, I used it reguLar when I was doing ship lines. I woke up around 0130 to loud noise that sounded like thunder, but went on for longer then normal thunder. I thought what the heck was that. Cindy woke me up this morning to say the bridge collapsed. Lucky it was in the middle of the night, 35000 cars cross the bridge everyday.

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Gary did you hear 5 short horn blasts coming from the cargo ship before impact I know the authorities had been notified from the ship about their power problems. I just can't get the workers that went down with the bridge out of my thoughts. Did they have any warning? Also what powers the horns? Could they have lost the horns. On a positive note the Port Authorities
did a great job in getting the bridge closed before any more cars or trucks were involved. Oh and by the way How you both doin'? Hope all is well. Jeff
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Jeff. good to see you posting. I just mentioned your tip about cleaning the rims with Windex to someone a day or two ago.
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ED thanks for reply. NOT Windex but Dawn soap and buffing with a micro-fiber towel. That info came from a service bulletin.
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Thanks for the correction. Your rims always stood out.
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posted 03-28-2024 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garysss     send a private message to garysss   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by garysss
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Originally posted by SirReal:
Gary did you hear 5 short horn blasts coming from the cargo ship before impact I know the authorities had been notified from the ship about their power problems. I just can't get the workers that went down with the bridge out of my thoughts. Did they have any warning? Also what powers the horns? Could they have lost the horns. On a positive note the Port Authorities
did a great job in getting the bridge closed before any more cars or trucks were involved. Oh and by the way How you both doin'? Hope all is well. Jeff

Hi Jeff, it is good to see you posting. We are doing good and we hope you two are doing good also. I did not hear any horns, but they usually blow horns to get other boats to get out of the way. I don't think anyone on the bridge would have known why they were blowing horns anyway. I'm not sure why the crew on bridge was not notified to get off as soon as they closed the bridge to traffic. Only thing I can think is they couldn't hear radio for some reason. The 2 they found yesterday were in a work truck, so maybe they were trying to get back off bridge. They might have been watching ship approach bridge like any other time, with no idea it was going to hit bridge.

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Originally posted by ed monahan:
Thanks for the correction. Your rims always stood out.


Ed, I always suspected that you appreciated a good "Rim Job"

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On my way to work Tuesday morning the "Message Boards" on 795 & 695 said that the Bridge was Closed, use alternate routes.

I thought it was odd as it wasn't windy enough to warrant that. Once I arrived at work, I learned about the collapse of the Bridge.

In hindsight, the sign should have said the Bridge was Gone.

Last evening I watched the news which is something I usually avoid. After all the "Important" individuals conveyed their condolences and said what they had to say, the quest was brought up about notifications to the workers.

The answer was that one of the survivors did say that he was notified "Audibly" to get off the bridge and as he was retreating, he saw the bridge collapsing behind him.

The Red Pick Up that the two workers were found in was probably a company vehicle.
One of the folks on the news mentioned the name of the contractor that was on the bridge.
That company does a good bit of work for the Government in the Baltimore area, and their pick up trucks are typically Red ones.

After watching the news, I did a search and found a You Tube Video of the bridge that was about seven minutes long.
My guess it was taken from a fixed camera that looked toward the bridge. I saw traffic crossing as the container ship was approaching and about 30, maybe 45 seconds before impact, traffic was no longer visible.

What surprised me was how quick the bridge collapsed. I watched the video a couple times but still have a difficult time comprehending what I saw.

My heart goes out to all involved and the families of those who lost their lives.

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Originally posted by SirReal:
ED thanks for reply. NOT Windex but Dawn soap and buffing with a micro-fiber towel. That info came from a service bulletin.

Hey, Iím outta Windex. 😂😂😂

Did you just come outta the cave after hibernating all winter? Whatís going on in Burtonsville these days?

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That was a crazy newscast to wake up to. Where Iím not as close as Gary and didnít hear the crash I do think I heard Gary snoring. 😛

I never really liked that bridge and most people around here were against it back in the 70ís when it was built. But they needed a way for truck traffic to get thru Baltimore when carrying hazardous loads.(canít use the tunnels)

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On our news they said the government is going to sue the shipping company as the vessel was not seaworthy. The government will probably send them billions in foreign aid within a year. yikes.

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