Maryland Gov. Wes Moore submits first bill for Baltimore bridge cleanup

Maryland’s Department of Transportation is asking the Biden administration for $60 million to clean up the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore that collapsed after a cargo ship ran into it early Tuesday morning. 

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore declared a state of emergency Tuesday, which will allow the state to receive federal aid, but on Thursday, the state requested $60 million more in emergency federal funding to help clean up the wreckage. The total cost of the cleanup and recovery remains uncertain, MDT wrote. 

Following the bridge’s partial collapse, President Joe Biden pledged that the government would cover the cost of rebuilding efforts. Though it is “too soon to be certain” how much the rebuild will cost and how much time it will take, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday. 

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