Biden to visit site of Baltimore bridge collapse on Friday

President Joe Biden will visit Baltimore on Friday, days after a bridge collapse that killed six people and disrupted commerce.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, which had carried four lanes of highway traffic across the Patapsco River since 1977, collapsed on Tuesday after being struck by a 200 million-pound shipping barge.

The incident prompted the president to call for the federal government to pay for the “entire cost” of the bridge repair. A few days later, he teased that he would make a trip to the city this week, a visit that press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made official on Monday.

“President Biden will travel to Baltimore on Friday to visit the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge,” Jean-Pierre said at the White House press briefing. “He will meet with state and
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