Six questions about the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse answered

Questions are beginning to be answered in the wake of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore on Tuesday morning.

A Singaporean cargo ship en route to Sri Lanka lost power, resulting in a collision with a structural beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, or Key Bridge, in Baltimore at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

“We are Maryland tough. We are Baltimore strong. In the face of danger, we hold out. In the face of heartbreak, we come together, and we come back stronger. That is what we’ve always done. That’s what we will continue to do,” Gov. Wes Moore (D-MD) said on X. He also said his administration was working with other government agencies on the crisis. 

Mayor Brandon Scott announced a local state of emergency in response. 

“Baltimore, I am officially declaring a
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