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Why did the Baltimore Bridge collapse so quickly?

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A bridge in Baltimore, the 9th busiest port in the United States used for transporting foreign cargo, collapsed after a cargo ship hit it.

According to foreign media, experts say that the bridge on Baltimore collapsed in a second due to the impact of the cargo ship, because it is feared that many people’s sources of employment will be affected, while it could also cause economic and social unrest. . .

Why did the Baltimore Bridge collapse so quickly?

After this accident, many questions related to this collision have arisen such as why the plane has hit the bridge? Why did the bridge collapse so quickly after the collision? Why was the bridge not made safe from such accidents?

Experts explain that it is too early to say anything about what happened when the 948ft long Singaporean-flagged cargo ship ‘Dali’ hit the bridge, which has been in place since 1977. It collapsed in a second .

He said that while constructing such a bridge, care is taken to take safety measures in case of such accidents and safeguards are also ensured during construction.

However, such a large bridge can surely collapse like this only in case of an overwhelming force or a major accident.

According to experts, this is not the first bridge that has collapsed in this way, but before that, between 1960 and 2015, 35 large bridges have suffered various accidents.

According to reports, this bridge is 180 feet above the river which was opened in 1977 and about 30 thousand vehicles use this bridge daily.

Reports also indicate that Baltimore is one of the largest ports in the United States for specialty cargo ships.

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