Maryland: Ship hits Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse – 24 Global News | Latest International Breaking News Today

Maryland: Ship hits Francis Scott Key Bridge causing it to collapse – Latest International Breaking News Today

The Francis Scott Key Bridge along I-695 in Maryland collapsed into the Baltimore harbor early Tuesday morning.

A livestream of the bridge appeared to show a cargo ship colliding with a support beam, causing the bridge to break and fall into the water.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said on social media that all lanes are closed in both directions and that traffic is being detoured.

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An outbound cargo ship passes under the Francis Scott Key Bridge, March 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

As of 2:45 a.m., all live camera feeds for the bridge, along I-695, on the Maryland Transportation Authority website are offline.

This report is developing and will be updated.

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