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BREAKING: Large container ship collided with bridge in Baltimore


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by Anonymousreply 506April 5, 2024 11:52 PM
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by Anonymousreply 1March 26, 2024 7:12 AM


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by Anonymousreply 2March 26, 2024 7:16 AM

Yikes! And at night. Poor folks. What a way to go...

by Anonymousreply 3March 26, 2024 7:36 AM

Almost certainly failure of the steering mechanisms. Those ships take miles to stop. With the amount of traffic in and out of large ports, it's surprising it doesn't happen more often.

by Anonymousreply 4March 26, 2024 7:57 AM

I don't know how reliable it was but I read a post on Twitter that it was a loss of control supposedly caused by the Geomagnetic storm currently affecting the planet.

by Anonymousreply 5March 26, 2024 8:04 AM


by Anonymousreply 6March 26, 2024 8:12 AM

Seems highly unlikely, R5.

by Anonymousreply 7March 26, 2024 8:21 AM

Wow. This is a big deal. Thought t was fake at first.

by Anonymousreply 8March 26, 2024 8:22 AM

Geomagnetic Storm? Really? Are you always that quick to believe the most ridiculous possibilities? Let me guess, you love conspiracy theories.

by Anonymousreply 9March 26, 2024 8:54 AM

I wouldn’t want to be Pete Buttigieg.

by Anonymousreply 10March 26, 2024 8:55 AM

R9 I don't f****** know all I know is somebody speculated it so f*** off.

by Anonymousreply 11March 26, 2024 8:57 AM

Why? It's not like it's his fault. You type like MAGA.

If anything it proves his point that we have thousands of bridges in the US that need repair or replacement.

by Anonymousreply 12March 26, 2024 8:59 AM

Some people speculated that Jewish Lasers caused the insurrection R11. So fuck off yourself.

by Anonymousreply 13March 26, 2024 8:59 AM

Wahhh! You don’t have to repeat every speculative comment you see, R11. Use your powers of discernment. Grow up.

by Anonymousreply 14March 26, 2024 9:04 AM

Watching the cars go into the water... 😢

by Anonymousreply 15March 26, 2024 9:08 AM

The video commentary at OP is like a scene from Idiocracy.

by Anonymousreply 16March 26, 2024 9:31 AM

Singapore registry. China starting its attack on US infrastructure?

by Anonymousreply 17March 26, 2024 9:34 AM

It will never be President.

by Anonymousreply 18March 26, 2024 9:35 AM

[quote] If anything it proves his point that we have thousands of bridges in the US that need repair or replacement.

Well it does NOW.

by Anonymousreply 19March 26, 2024 9:39 AM

[quote]Singapore registry. China starting its attack on US infrastructure?

Singapore is a separate country.

by Anonymousreply 20March 26, 2024 9:44 AM

Obviously any bridge hit by a freighter would collapse and has, in the past. It has nothing to do with Secretary Buttigeig’s competency.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 26, 2024 9:46 AM

[quote] Singapore registry

Orientals really don't know how to drive.

by Anonymousreply 22March 26, 2024 9:47 AM

…this has to do with Secretary Buttigeig’s competency. This will end his career in politics.

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by Anonymousreply 23March 26, 2024 9:49 AM

R23's posting history is...wow.

by Anonymousreply 24March 26, 2024 9:59 AM

R24 I know you!

How’s the autism holding up?

by Anonymousreply 25March 26, 2024 10:02 AM

Was it the Mothman?

by Anonymousreply 26March 26, 2024 10:05 AM

As your posting history shows, you don't know shit and certainly need to get out more. Maybe an aviation museum or something.

by Anonymousreply 27March 26, 2024 10:05 AM

What's with all the stupid on this thread this morning? 🤨

by Anonymousreply 28March 26, 2024 10:06 AM

[quote]What's with all the stupid on this thread this morning?

Well, the Heartstopper threads have gone disturbingly quiet.

by Anonymousreply 29March 26, 2024 10:08 AM

This is standard US overnight DL antics, r28. It's like 4-6 hours of how nutty this place is on weekends.

by Anonymousreply 30March 26, 2024 10:08 AM

It had a hot arch, but it couldn't suspend forever!

by Anonymousreply 31March 26, 2024 10:13 AM

R27 let me explain something to you. This is going to turn into a criminal investigation. It is going to unveil corruption at the FAA and at Boeing. Biden never got his nominee for the FAA confirmed. He did not get confirmed because he had two years of aviation experience. Two. He had run Los Angeles’s trains and buses before going to run Denver’s airport.

Pete Buttigeig will be the one to fall on his sword for this. I don’t event believe Buttigeig chose him, I believe this was a patronage reward. But someone will fall, and it will be Buttigeig, who is expendable.

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by Anonymousreply 32March 26, 2024 10:14 AM

When a commercial vessel enters the Chesapeake Bay at Norfolk, Virginia it is boarded by a Harbor Pilot who captains the vessel up the Chesapeake Bay. That ship was not being “steered” by her Captain but by the Harbor Pilot. There was most definitely a problem with the ship for that accident to occur.

by Anonymousreply 33March 26, 2024 10:19 AM

R24 look what my posting history did!

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by Anonymousreply 34March 26, 2024 10:20 AM

So reactive!

by Anonymousreply 35March 26, 2024 10:22 AM

This is so eerie. My neighbor has always been a little bit psychic, and she predicted to me last week that Singapore was going to declare magnet war on the US due to Pete Buttigieg being a raging incompetent.

by Anonymousreply 36March 26, 2024 10:26 AM

Amazing that there were no casualties. Very lucky.

by Anonymousreply 37March 26, 2024 10:29 AM

There are 20 people missing you freaking asshole

by Anonymousreply 38March 26, 2024 10:33 AM

Omfg this is the zooists from Isreal

by Anonymousreply 39March 26, 2024 10:33 AM

I think you might be misunderstanding the term “mass casualty incident” r37.

by Anonymousreply 40March 26, 2024 10:34 AM

@r36, Did your neighbor also advise you to go fuck yourself?

by Anonymousreply 41March 26, 2024 10:34 AM

The Washington Post reports that up to 20 people might be in the water.

by Anonymousreply 42March 26, 2024 10:35 AM

They just said there's at least seven cars in the water. It's being called a search and rescue but sounds more like search and recovery.

by Anonymousreply 43March 26, 2024 10:36 AM

The video of the collapse is incredible—looks like the bridge is made of legos .

by Anonymousreply 44March 26, 2024 10:37 AM

Probably best to avoid MRIs or cooking by microwave until the magnet storm lets up.

by Anonymousreply 45March 26, 2024 10:39 AM

This happened once in Tasmania.

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by Anonymousreply 46March 26, 2024 10:41 AM

I'm currently watching a press conference. Baltimore Fire Dept Chief stated that two people were pulled from the water alive -- one was uninjured (amazingly), the other was seriously injured & transported to a trauma center. There at least seven people (that they know of) that are unaccounted for, possibly more.

by Anonymousreply 47March 26, 2024 10:41 AM

A collision involves two moving objects. How did the ship collide with the bridge? Was the bridge also moving?

by Anonymousreply 48March 26, 2024 10:44 AM

@r46, I have a scarier memory of a bridge I used to travel on 😳

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by Anonymousreply 49March 26, 2024 10:46 AM

There were also construction workers on the bridge.

by Anonymousreply 50March 26, 2024 10:46 AM

I remember my parents telling me about this collapse.

[quote]The southbound span (opened in 1971) of the original bridge was destroyed on the morning of May 9, 1980, when the 606 ft (185 m) freighter MV Summit Venture collided with a support column during a sudden squall, causing the catastrophic failure of over 1,200 ft (370 m) of the span.

[quote]Several vehicles were at the top of the bridge when almost a quarter-mile of roadway fell away beneath them while others drove off the edge, either because the drivers did not notice the collapse in the driving rain or could not stop quickly enough in the wet conditions. In all, six cars, a truck, and a Greyhound bus plummeted 150 ft (46 m) into Tampa Bay, resulting in 35 deaths. A few drivers – including former Major League Baseball player Granny Hamner – were able to stop their vehicles before reaching the gap, and as seen in many photographs of the aftermath, a Buick Skylark driven by local car dealer Richard Hornbuckle skidded to a halt just two feet from the chasm.

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by Anonymousreply 51March 26, 2024 10:46 AM

r49 - great minds!

by Anonymousreply 52March 26, 2024 10:47 AM

[quote]This is standard US overnight DL antics, [R28]. It's like 4-6 hours of how nutty this place is on weekends.

It's like the old Art Bell show, hour after hour of unbridled lunacy.

by Anonymousreply 53March 26, 2024 10:47 AM

The 39yo mayor who suddenly got married when his political career started to take off is a known heterosexual.

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by Anonymousreply 54March 26, 2024 10:48 AM

[quote]A collision involves two moving objects. How did the ship collide with the bridge? Was the bridge also moving?


by Anonymousreply 55March 26, 2024 10:50 AM

@r52, I now have a healthy fear of bridges remembering that disaster of 1980.

by Anonymousreply 56March 26, 2024 10:51 AM

@r48, And the stupid continues... 🤦‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 57March 26, 2024 10:54 AM

The Francis Scott Key Bridge is an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 58March 26, 2024 10:54 AM

R58 almost

Tis the Chesapeake Bay which is the insatiable bottom

by Anonymousreply 59March 26, 2024 10:56 AM

Whatever you call it, it's at the bottom.

by Anonymousreply 60March 26, 2024 10:57 AM

Disasters always bring out the crazies, like flies to shit. Conspiracy theories are how the bored and weak minded cope with life.

Hope they manage to rescue the rest.

by Anonymousreply 61March 26, 2024 11:02 AM

Nothing like a tragedy to bring out the best in so many of you.

by Anonymousreply 62March 26, 2024 11:08 AM

Go drink your prune juice, Greg.

by Anonymousreply 63March 26, 2024 11:10 AM

Mercury will be in retrograde next week. Some people are saying it might be related (if not the outright cause).

by Anonymousreply 64March 26, 2024 11:12 AM

It's the vax!

by Anonymousreply 65March 26, 2024 11:12 AM

^ Or maybe someone fucked up and ran into a bridge 🤷‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 66March 26, 2024 11:14 AM


by Anonymousreply 67March 26, 2024 11:15 AM

[quote] Go drink your prune juice, Greg.

Welcome to third grade everyone.

R63 has the sense of humor of a young child.

But that’s okay.

by Anonymousreply 68March 26, 2024 11:18 AM

Thank you, R54. I read his page with great interest, finding little to support the implication of his mincing prisspotness.


“ Scott has a cat named Madam Scarlet and a dog named Lord Grogu. His previous dog, Sir Charles of Baltimore, died from congestive heart failure in December 2020”

Dudes so gay, even I want to beat the shit out of him.

by Anonymousreply 69March 26, 2024 11:31 AM

Their attention whore mayor looked to be seething that the fire chief was speaking, he couldn’t wait to get that mic back in front of his insatiable mouth.

by Anonymousreply 70March 26, 2024 11:32 AM

Link r70?

by Anonymousreply 71March 26, 2024 11:33 AM

R71 it was live on CBS

by Anonymousreply 72March 26, 2024 11:41 AM

Thanks r72

by Anonymousreply 73March 26, 2024 11:42 AM

This is literally my worse nightmare, falling off a bridge in a car, (that and going down in a plane). Bless those poor people involved. What a horrific thing to have to suffer.

by Anonymousreply 74March 26, 2024 11:52 AM

R70, he did in fact seem irritated.

by Anonymousreply 75March 26, 2024 11:53 AM

“Breaking: Bridge collapse and lots of likely dead people at the bottom of Baltimore harbor, but first, our daily story on a black person who’s overcome adversity!”

-CBS with Gayle King Mornings

by Anonymousreply 76March 26, 2024 11:56 AM

R75 she probably thinks she’ll be President one day, so her and Madam Scarlet can move into the White House.

by Anonymousreply 77March 26, 2024 11:57 AM

As a child, I would freak out if my family was on a road trip and there was a major bridge ahead.

I would curl up in the fetal position on the rear floor of the car and wait for my father to tell me we had safely passed over it.

by Anonymousreply 78March 26, 2024 11:58 AM

[quote]“This is a tragedy that you can never imagine,” said Brandon Scott, the Baltimore mayor. He said the video of the collapse “looked like something out of an action movie."

Am I wrong for thinking that "It looked like something out of an action movie" is not something the mayor should be saying? He's not on Twitter. It's a bit flippant.

by Anonymousreply 79March 26, 2024 11:58 AM

That bridge probably needed replacing anyway.

by Anonymousreply 80March 26, 2024 11:59 AM

This is terrible! Will it delay my Amazon shipping?

by Anonymousreply 81March 26, 2024 11:59 AM

R79 the mayor is a millennial idiot who is more concerned about bloating his ego and feeding his political ambitions than doing his job properly

by Anonymousreply 82March 26, 2024 11:59 AM

R71, here you go.

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by Anonymousreply 83March 26, 2024 12:00 PM

This has all the makings of an Irwin Allen movie.

by Anonymousreply 84March 26, 2024 12:00 PM

Low on lube, R81?

by Anonymousreply 85March 26, 2024 12:00 PM

That bridge was scary to drive over and seemed in poor condition years ago when I lived there. Obviously maintenance has been done to it over in the years since (if not it would have collapsed on its own). There was a night crew doing repairs on it at the time of the collapse, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 86March 26, 2024 12:02 PM

If, god forbid, you’re involved in something like this never refuse medical attention even if you think you’re fine, as you could be in shock and good to have documentation for the inevitable lawsuit.

by Anonymousreply 87March 26, 2024 12:03 PM

R83 what a persnickety, entitled, jealous little queen. His ego is massive. Laughable that he thinks his political career is going anywhere. You can almost hear him thinking “shut this old white man up, so I can run my fat mouth!!”

by Anonymousreply 88March 26, 2024 12:04 PM

It’s not Pete Buttigieg’s fault that the Key Bridge us an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 89March 26, 2024 12:07 PM

R79, the husbear said the exact same thing when we heard that. Baltimore refuses to elect anyone other than an African America, so, forget all the actually qualified candidates. “We got a brotha so it’s all good”

by Anonymousreply 90March 26, 2024 12:07 PM

R90 I wonder if the notoriously homophobic blqs will reelect that sissy, maybe that’s why he rushed to marry his gruff lady friend.

by Anonymousreply 91March 26, 2024 12:11 PM

People blaming Pete are morons. If he had the ability to control cargo ships, the world's shipping lanes would be the most organized system ever. Stop eating paint chips with lead in them, MAGAts.

by Anonymousreply 92March 26, 2024 12:12 PM

I live in the area and I drive over that bridge probably four or five times a week. I always thought that the possibility of this was very likely. Those poor people that got caught up in that, I can't imagine being in the car and having a bridge collapse. This will screw up traffic in the Baltimore area probably for another three or four years for or recovery and reconstruction. This bridge is the primary artery to the warehouse and fulfillment center areas of Baltimore in Dundalk. This includes major brands like Amazon, under armor, and wayfarer. There's going to be some disruption in goods coming in and leaving the area. They recovered two people alive so far unfortunately it's probably very unlikely there's other survivors. Very sad situation.

by Anonymousreply 93March 26, 2024 12:12 PM

Maybe Brandon and Tiffany Henyard can be on the 2028 Presidential ticket.

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by Anonymousreply 94March 26, 2024 12:13 PM

Follow the insurance money

by Anonymousreply 95March 26, 2024 12:14 PM

Search and rescue? Please be for fucking real. Anyone in that water was dead within minutes from hypothermia, if not killed by the initial falling impact. The water was 41 degrees. Media is so fucking dumb.

by Anonymousreply 96March 26, 2024 12:15 PM

Closeup of ship losing power before striking the bridge.

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by Anonymousreply 97March 26, 2024 12:17 PM

[quote]Am I wrong for thinking that "It looked like something out of an action movie" is not something the mayor should be saying? He's not on Twitter. It's a bit flippant.

This was the most widely heard immediate reaction on September 11. It’s how people process shock because disaster movies are our only reference for such catastrophic spectacles.

Just admit it… the mayor wasn’t being ARTICULATE enough for you.

by Anonymousreply 98March 26, 2024 12:17 PM

The mayor is rather fuckable.

by Anonymousreply 99March 26, 2024 12:19 PM

[quote] Search and rescue? Please be for fucking real. Anyone in that water was dead within minutes from hypothermia, if not killed by the initial falling impact. The water was 41 degrees. Media is so fucking dumb.

They’ve already rescued two people from the water.

Sorry to disappoint you.

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by Anonymousreply 100March 26, 2024 12:21 PM

Yep R98, the mayor wasn’t being articulate. So, what’ve you git to say about that now? Seethe!

by Anonymousreply 101March 26, 2024 12:23 PM

Thanks r83

by Anonymousreply 102March 26, 2024 12:24 PM

[quote]This was the most widely heard immediate reaction on September 11

Wait, WHAT, simpleton at R98?! People’s most “widely heard” description of 9/11 was it “looking like an action movie’? Are you fucking crack high right now?? Care to post a link corroborating this?

by Anonymousreply 103March 26, 2024 12:27 PM

from watching the video it doesnt appear there were any vehicles crossing the bridge starting a few seconds before impact. Previous to that lull it seemed to be steady traffic in both directions. Was there some sort of alert system in place or did workers halt traffic across the bridge as the potential for disaster loomed? Or was it just a tremendously fortunate coincidence?

by Anonymousreply 104March 26, 2024 12:27 PM

R104, they’re saying that sonar has picked up “several” vehicles on the bottom of the river. I hope you’re right though.

by Anonymousreply 105March 26, 2024 12:29 PM

R98 fix your community. It’s your own fault, no one else.

by Anonymousreply 106March 26, 2024 12:29 PM

@r96, "Search and rescue? Please be for fucking real. Anyone in that water was dead within minutes from hypothermia"

We'll try to remember that the next time you're in freezing water hoping someone comes along and rescues you 😏

by Anonymousreply 107March 26, 2024 12:32 PM

r103 I am not r98. However, I was a senior in high school when 9/11 happened. We were switching classes and, in the stairwell, a classmate said something like, "We don't need planes flying into buildings!" I thought, "Huh?" During the next period, the teacher rolled the TV to the front of the room and turned on the network news.

I agree with r98. We'd never seen ANYTHING like 9/11. It was utterly surreal. Action movies were probably the closest thing, visually, to what we were seeing in real time.

When I saw this bridge collapse, however, my first thought was the Pruitt-Igoe sequence from Koyaanisqatsi.

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by Anonymousreply 108March 26, 2024 12:33 PM

You sound, SIMPLE r107. Did you attend school of any type?

by Anonymousreply 109March 26, 2024 12:33 PM

Miss Brandon is on the phone with CBS now. She’s really making the press rounds.

by Anonymousreply 110March 26, 2024 12:34 PM

I noticed that too, traffic lights timing? Several spans collapsed though, even if they were past the one the ship hit. Those poor people.

Read about the Tampa Bay one linked here…a Greyhound bus was on the bridge so they never had a chance. Awful.

by Anonymousreply 111March 26, 2024 12:34 PM

One video said it looked like the ship lost propulsion and was just drifting when it collided. Impossible to steer with no propulsion. I can't even imagine how those people felt! it looked like the collapse was not gradual, but fast. Immediate. The ship hit that one pillar or what ever it's called and boom. So no time to back away from it. The time was early morning? Hopefully not too much traffic? How horrible.

by Anonymousreply 112March 26, 2024 12:34 PM

Move over, sister woman. There's only room enough for one ineffectual queen with presidential aspirations in media spotlight!

by Anonymousreply 113March 26, 2024 12:35 PM

R108 types 🌊🐮

by Anonymousreply 114March 26, 2024 12:35 PM

R108, you’re clearly a moron. No one in your “school” was saying anything about an action movie on 9/11. Were you raised by wild apes?

by Anonymousreply 115March 26, 2024 12:35 PM

Will Trans Secy Bootygoo visit and get some of Miss Brandon’s BBC?

by Anonymousreply 116March 26, 2024 12:36 PM

Remember September 11 happened five years after, and was probably influenced by, Independence Day

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by Anonymousreply 117March 26, 2024 12:36 PM

Yeah, r114, I am decidedly not that poster.

by Anonymousreply 118March 26, 2024 12:36 PM

YOu've got about 20 minutes in water like that before hypothermia starts to get you. But remember it wasn't just the people in their cars falling into the water. It was the bridge, with all that steel and wiring and concrete. So trying to untangle that mess and find people who may be trapped with debris from the collapse it doesn't seem like there will be many rescued. This is horrible.

by Anonymousreply 119March 26, 2024 12:37 PM

@r109, Hi, Rose, MOVE you miserable fat cow

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by Anonymousreply 120March 26, 2024 12:37 PM

R117 has decided to troll all over this thread. F&F it.

by Anonymousreply 121March 26, 2024 12:38 PM

R115 it is literally on the Onion’s September 11 issue

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by Anonymousreply 122March 26, 2024 12:41 PM

I read it takes miles of time/space to stop or turn those cargo ships when they're loaded, as this one was, and that's when they're powered. The ship had no way of turning away from the impact of the pylon(s) or stopping since they suffered a power outage.

by Anonymousreply 123March 26, 2024 12:42 PM

R121 something of a hall monitor aren’t we

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by Anonymousreply 124March 26, 2024 12:43 PM

The things you bitches argue about.

by Anonymousreply 125March 26, 2024 12:48 PM

r121 i lived a few blocks away from WTC at the time and trust, people were saying it felt like a movie. Because it did. I have never and never hope to again experience such a massive, socially destabalizing event in a city that even on its most stable days exudes an epic, larger than life quality.

by Anonymousreply 126March 26, 2024 12:50 PM

Prayers for the victims and for the families of the deceased.

by Anonymousreply 127March 26, 2024 12:52 PM

The bridge collapse bumps Diddy from the front pages.

by Anonymousreply 128March 26, 2024 12:52 PM

[quote] i lived a few blocks away from WTC at the time and trust, people were saying it felt like a movie.

This never happened, no matter how many sock puppet accounts you sign in from, R117 / R121. You sound mentally deranged and in need of medication.

by Anonymousreply 129March 26, 2024 12:53 PM

"Like being in a movie - that's a phrase so many people use to describe what happened on September 11, 2001. "

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by Anonymousreply 130March 26, 2024 12:55 PM

Seriously, what an odd thing to attack other posters over. Get a grip, r129.

by Anonymousreply 131March 26, 2024 12:55 PM

[quote]Media is so fucking dumb.

It's not the media's job to declare everyone in the water dead. That's for the search and rescue teams to decide.

by Anonymousreply 132March 26, 2024 12:57 PM

[quote] You sound, SIMPLE [R107]. Did you attend school of any type? –R109

I disagree.

R107 sounds like a very reasonable, empathetic person.

R96 and R109 on the other hand ...

by Anonymousreply 133March 26, 2024 1:01 PM

How many on that bridge at 1:30 AM were out on booty calls?

by Anonymousreply 134March 26, 2024 1:06 PM

OH I realize who r129 is

R129 is Davida Rochelle

That’s one of her standard modes of attack. “This never happened. You need medication.”

Davida is also the Mescal/Elordi troll

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by Anonymousreply 135March 26, 2024 1:08 PM

[quote] Am I wrong for thinking that "It looked like something out of an action movie" is not something the mayor should be saying? He's not on Twitter. It's a bit flippant.

Regarding this statement, I thought it a bit odd, even tone deaf, when I read it earlier this morning. Now, I’m watching Morning Joe on my DVR and just saw the “live” press conference and watched the Mayor say the “most important thing we can do is pray” for the victims and crews.

Really?!? PRAYERS are the most important need to be addressed? Seemed like pandering to me, but perhaps Lady Scarlett and Lord Grogu are Baptists. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 136March 26, 2024 1:08 PM

R136 all politicians say this when they are handed a hopeless situation

How else would you like to criticize Black people this morning?

by Anonymousreply 137March 26, 2024 1:14 PM

R127, I feel their pain.

by Anonymousreply 138March 26, 2024 1:15 PM

Typical Gerg @ r133 inserting himself in a spat that he was never part of (unless those are the sock puppets he keeps denying).

Gerg, when you do this, you don’t sound much different that The Pussygrabber typing out his bullshit on Truth Social. Not very bespoke, is it? Stick to copying recipes and slinging prunes.

by Anonymousreply 139March 26, 2024 1:15 PM

[quote] Typical Gerg @ [R133] inserting himself in a spat that he was never part of (unless those are the sock puppets he keeps denying). Gerg, when you do this, you don’t sound much different that The Pussygrabber typing out his bullshit on Truth Social. Not very bespoke, is it? Stick to copying recipes and slinging prunes.

Did you say something?

by Anonymousreply 140March 26, 2024 1:17 PM

Let’s get back to talking about their closeted mayor

by Anonymousreply 141March 26, 2024 1:18 PM

From earlier in the wide view video, you can see the ship approaching and it suddenly goes completely dark for some time, then it starts belching black smoke and the lights come back on, but they've now drifted out of the channel heading for the bridge. They apparently also tried to drop anchor to attempt to swing the ship away and slow it, but too little too late. This is going to be blamed on ship maintenance and possibly crew management.

by Anonymousreply 142March 26, 2024 1:19 PM

Watching the video of the container vessel, it just drifted smack into that one pylon, and if it had not had a power outage it seems like with just a small adjustment it could have veered away from it. I wonder what caused the power outage? How often are those ships inspected?

by Anonymousreply 143March 26, 2024 1:19 PM

R137, I don’t ascribe to affirmative action.

I’m not criticizing him because he is black. I’m criticizing him because I believe he said something stupid and didn’t appear to add anything to the conversation and issue.

Please stop searching for racism everywhere, I’m sure your energies are better spent pulling your own head out of your ass.

by Anonymousreply 144March 26, 2024 1:19 PM


by Anonymousreply 145March 26, 2024 1:21 PM

Chicago and Baltimore are falling apart because the race of peace will only elect one hue of people. They’re as racist, if not more, as they accuse everyone else of being.

by Anonymousreply 146March 26, 2024 1:22 PM

To complete the metaphor, the river/Chesapeake Bay is the insatiable bottom and the ship is the BBC.

The bridge was the ruptured hemorrhoid.

by Anonymousreply 147March 26, 2024 1:22 PM

F&F r146

by Anonymousreply 148March 26, 2024 1:22 PM

FF R148

by Anonymousreply 149March 26, 2024 1:23 PM

LMAO at R148 WW’ing herself.

by Anonymousreply 150March 26, 2024 1:24 PM

Girls! Girls!

by Anonymousreply 151March 26, 2024 1:24 PM

And here i was thinking the only racist flamewar this thread would descend into would be over Asians

by Anonymousreply 152March 26, 2024 1:25 PM

I asked a friend at Goddard (PhD in aerospace and works on satellites that measure various of the sun’s “outputs”, for want of a better word): Solar winds, flares, etc.

I just texted him and he said there have been geomagnetic storms lately but he didn’t think there was one last night and if there was one, it certainly wasn’t strong enough to affect the GPS on the ship. There is one today but it’s minor and the only effect will be auroras.

by Anonymousreply 153March 26, 2024 1:25 PM

Diddin Du Nuffin

by Anonymousreply 154March 26, 2024 1:27 PM

As long as blacks consider criticism equivalent to racism, they will have the same issues over and over.

I see in real life and constantly on the internet that any critique of a black person is immediately framed as racism, while the same criticisms of white people are never addressed. These woke idiots are constantly on alert to anything black and ignore anything white.

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by Anonymousreply 155March 26, 2024 1:29 PM

For those blaming this on solar storms, may I point out that this event was at night?

by Anonymousreply 156March 26, 2024 1:31 PM

Did the ship sink?

by Anonymousreply 157March 26, 2024 1:36 PM

The Francis Scott Key Bridge is an insatiable bottom.

by Anonymousreply 158March 26, 2024 1:38 PM

Yes it did technically sink as its bottom now touches the riverbed.

It’s not a deep river.

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by Anonymousreply 159March 26, 2024 1:38 PM


I lived in Mount Vernon Square* then Rodgers Forge for a total of seven years and remember the Key Bridge well. Sending all my positive energy to those poor people from the bridge.

*was there when that train released the chemicals which almost forced a downtown evacuation in 2001.

by Anonymousreply 160March 26, 2024 1:38 PM

This also has shades of the Big Bayou Canot rail accident.

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by Anonymousreply 161March 26, 2024 1:46 PM

Maria Bartiromo is trying to blame "the border" *rolls eyes*

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by Anonymousreply 162March 26, 2024 1:48 PM

"Greg" is also r117 and the troll who keeps talking about 9/11 being "just like an action movie!". Die in a grease fire, troll.

by Anonymousreply 163March 26, 2024 1:49 PM

More likely “DEI”, some big Sharquisha was probably the harbor guide out

by Anonymousreply 164March 26, 2024 1:49 PM

I bet they'll rename the new/replacement bridge. Spoiler alert: It won't be "Francis Scott Key".

by Anonymousreply 165March 26, 2024 1:50 PM

The racist troll on this thread is simultaneously complaining that Civil Rights museums are racist in a thread about a new supertall in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 166March 26, 2024 1:51 PM

You best me to it, R165. He was problematic at best.

by Anonymousreply 167March 26, 2024 1:51 PM

R166 what’s a “supertall”?

by Anonymousreply 168March 26, 2024 1:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 169March 26, 2024 1:52 PM

Killary strikes again!

by Anonymousreply 170March 26, 2024 1:53 PM

A building more than 1000 feet tall.

by Anonymousreply 171March 26, 2024 1:53 PM

R165 R167 LOL that was about my 4th thought after this happened.

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith Bridge will be a truly beautiful feat of engineering.

by Anonymousreply 172March 26, 2024 1:54 PM


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by Anonymousreply 173March 26, 2024 1:54 PM

Twitter really is fucking useless for news now.

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by Anonymousreply 174March 26, 2024 1:55 PM

[quote]And here i was thinking the only racist flamewar this thread would descend into would be over Asians

Asian driver, no survivors. There, feel better?

by Anonymousreply 175March 26, 2024 1:55 PM

Is that Greg thing all over this thread? I have it blocked, I don’t follow trolls.

by Anonymousreply 176March 26, 2024 1:58 PM

CNN: The container ship Dali, which had just left the Port of Baltimore and was en route to Colombo, Sri Lanka, was not being piloted by its own crew, but by local pilots who are used specifically to avoid accidents like the one that occurred early Tuesday morning.

“Pilots move ships in and out of the Port of Baltimore,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld at a news conference Tuesday. The pilots get on board just outside of local channels, and take the ships into ports. Outbound ships like this one take the ships from the ports out to open water.

by Anonymousreply 177March 26, 2024 1:59 PM

Attention! Attention! This is Miss Schuster. Please listen very carefully. A killer container ship is coming this way.

by Anonymousreply 178March 26, 2024 1:59 PM

Oh shay doesh our shtar shpangeled banner yet wave

by Anonymousreply 179March 26, 2024 2:00 PM

R163 Davida, when your “ovaries explode” when you see Jacob Elordi, does that look like an action movie?

by Anonymousreply 180March 26, 2024 2:01 PM

Interviewed engineer said the bridge was inadequately protected from today's superships.

The ship's electricity went out twice before it slammed into the support column.

by Anonymousreply 181March 26, 2024 2:02 PM

Where was Taylor Swift?

by Anonymousreply 182March 26, 2024 2:02 PM

Danish shipping company Maersk chartered the Singapore-flagged container ship, Dali. Yes it had a local pilot but the ship’s power failed on approach. Maersk is a huge company.

by Anonymousreply 183March 26, 2024 2:05 PM

Was Hunter Biden's huge penis driving that boat? Tune in to FOX News ALL DAY as we tell you how this DISASTER is related to his huge penis and rampant drug addiction!

by Anonymousreply 184March 26, 2024 2:07 PM

I blame Beverly Sutfin.

by Anonymousreply 185March 26, 2024 2:08 PM

The new span will be called The Gayle King Bridge, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 186March 26, 2024 2:08 PM

Jesus Christ this thread is a trash heap. Wtf is going on here? Are these Russian trolls? Who the fuck are these weirdos posting here?

by Anonymousreply 187March 26, 2024 2:08 PM

r187 I think part of the problem is that the story broke overnight, when the worst of DL's trolls prowl the site looking for action.

by Anonymousreply 188March 26, 2024 2:11 PM

FF R187 and their woke ass

by Anonymousreply 189March 26, 2024 2:11 PM

Shut up Dotty Hinkle!

by Anonymousreply 190March 26, 2024 2:11 PM

Governor Wes Moore has been conducting a news conference the past half hour. What a handsome, charismatic, intelligent man he is. Very empathetic and comforting. I wish he was running for President this year - or Biden replaces him as his VP.

by Anonymousreply 191March 26, 2024 2:12 PM

The governor is being a drama queen. He's handsome though. "Baltimore Strong." Ugh. I hate when tragedy happens and a city gets the "Strong" moniker. I don't know why it grinds my nerves. Come up with something else. It's a tragedy on so many levels but it appears there will ultimately be little loss of life, thank goodness.

by Anonymousreply 192March 26, 2024 2:12 PM

Maershk Shupership

by Anonymousreply 193March 26, 2024 2:13 PM

[quote] Scott has a cat named Madam Scarlet and a dog named Lord Grogu. His previous dog, Sir Charles of Baltimore, died from congestive heart failure in December 2020

Gonna be honest, this made me smile (which is impressive, considering that dead dogs are comedy poison)

by Anonymousreply 194March 26, 2024 2:13 PM

R190 Listen to your filthy mouth, ya fuckin' whore!

by Anonymousreply 195March 26, 2024 2:13 PM

Thank you, R159.

This thread is absolutely a trash heap and it’s very frustrating. There are those of us who have used this site for a long time and used to enjoy the discussions, but that seems to be well and truly over.

If it’s Russian trolls, why bother a bunch of gays who just want to talk about the news, and who, by the way, already know who the hell they’re voting for and have known for years.

by Anonymousreply 196March 26, 2024 2:13 PM

@r188, "DL's trolls prowl the site looking for action. "

This is a completely brand new sentence

by Anonymousreply 197March 26, 2024 2:14 PM

I'm pretty astonished that two people were pulled from the water alive. One of them isn't even in a serious condition.

by Anonymousreply 198March 26, 2024 2:14 PM

"It was astounding! It seemed like something out of an Irwin Allen picture!"

by Anonymousreply 199March 26, 2024 2:15 PM

Is that a compliment, r197?

by Anonymousreply 200March 26, 2024 2:16 PM

R196 some of us fagolas don’t concur with your extremist progressive woke agendas anymore and we still have a sense of humor, but if you need a fairytale to about Russian bot farms targeting a site that probably has less traffic than a website about how to play a trombone then knock yourself out.

by Anonymousreply 201March 26, 2024 2:22 PM

Wes and Brandon are going to have a cat fight over who gets to bottom for Trans Secy Pete Bootygoo when he visits. They both have ambitions that far outweigh their talent and skill. Ladder climbing politicians.

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by Anonymousreply 202March 26, 2024 2:28 PM

I don't know whether to comment on what a gargantuan train wreck this thread is or Wes Moore's cookie-smelling face, so I'll do both.

by Anonymousreply 203March 26, 2024 2:31 PM

You’re not offended by “extremist progressive woke agendas,” r201. You’re just a garden-variety racist.

by Anonymousreply 204March 26, 2024 2:32 PM

Those complaining about this thread have most certainly not been here very long. After 21 years, you get to know DL and your skin is a bit tougher. The school marms and hall monitors bitching here are what have nearly ruined this site.

by Anonymousreply 205March 26, 2024 2:34 PM

Back to the bridge story, officials were able to stop some traffic from crossing the bridge after the ship radioed that it had lost power.

by Anonymousreply 206March 26, 2024 2:35 PM

Honey, I’ve been here since 2000, and this thread has gone completely off the rails and is filled with insane trolls who most likely should be jammed full of Thorazine and tossed into a rubber room, mmkay?

by Anonymousreply 207March 26, 2024 2:36 PM

There are two overt racists responsible for 25% of the posts in this thread. That’s not normal.

by Anonymousreply 208March 26, 2024 2:37 PM

Honey, r207, so have I. And you seem way too precious and sensitive to have been around here two months. Trust. Now move it along, toots.

by Anonymousreply 209March 26, 2024 2:38 PM

A news conference where each speaker congratulates the next one to speak.

by Anonymousreply 210March 26, 2024 2:39 PM

Should have know r205 is one of them

by Anonymousreply 211March 26, 2024 2:39 PM

Or perhaps both of them.

by Anonymousreply 212March 26, 2024 2:41 PM

r209, you and your shitty, cunty tone have been here for a very long time...toots, and know that it's not gone unnoticed. You're a cunt who plagues this place, probably some AOL chatrooms and such back in the day, and god knows where else. More than one person sees you.

by Anonymousreply 213March 26, 2024 2:42 PM

R207, too.

by Anonymousreply 214March 26, 2024 2:43 PM

^sorry, meant r209

by Anonymousreply 215March 26, 2024 2:44 PM

I think the investigation will find partial fault with the pilot for maneuvering too close to the side of the channel to begin with, which didn't leave any room for error when the power cut out.

by Anonymousreply 216March 26, 2024 2:47 PM

[quote] If it’s Russian trolls, why bother a bunch of gays who just want to talk about the news, and who, by the way, already know who the hell they’re voting for and have known for years.

They’re following you everywhere!

by Anonymousreply 217March 26, 2024 2:49 PM

R213 obviously has zero self awareness and probably needs to go pickup their welfare check

by Anonymousreply 218March 26, 2024 2:51 PM

You can’t blame me for this one.

by Anonymousreply 219March 26, 2024 2:52 PM

R196 and R204 said the N-word in another thread

by Anonymousreply 220March 26, 2024 2:52 PM

Yep, very on brand for you, r218.

by Anonymousreply 221March 26, 2024 2:53 PM

Miss Matt Schlapp is trying to blame "drug-addled" employees and Covid lockdowns

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by Anonymousreply 222March 26, 2024 2:54 PM

R221 are you okay?! We’re all worried about you.

by Anonymousreply 223March 26, 2024 2:55 PM

The bridge is located next to a notorious park for cruising in Baltimore called Fort Armistead. All the park queens are upset that it is closed now.

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by Anonymousreply 224March 26, 2024 2:55 PM

The power went out. They couldn’t steer. Mystery solved.

by Anonymousreply 225March 26, 2024 2:56 PM

R224 LMAO nice find

by Anonymousreply 226March 26, 2024 2:56 PM

"Maryland's governor says the ship's mayday call enabled officials to limit traffic on Baltimore's Key Bridge before the crash that caused the collapse."

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by Anonymousreply 227March 26, 2024 3:00 PM

r224 As ever no one thinks about how much the horny bottoms suffer in a disaster.

by Anonymousreply 228March 26, 2024 3:00 PM

When the big asteroid comes hurling towards earth you queens will be bitching about it's race, political affiliation, Gay or straight, top or bottom and how rich it is

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by Anonymousreply 229March 26, 2024 3:01 PM

"From 1960 to 2015, there have been 35 major bridge collapses worldwide due to ship or barge collision, with a total of 342 people killed, according to a 2018 report from the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure."

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by Anonymousreply 230March 26, 2024 3:01 PM

Bridge Collapse Is Trump's Fault

by Anonymousreply 231March 26, 2024 3:03 PM

Elected republican Mace being evil lying cuntress, as per usual.

"Newsmax hosts and Nancy Mace reach to blame the Baltimore bridge collapse on the infrastructure bill that Biden signed into law"

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by Anonymousreply 232March 26, 2024 3:05 PM

R229 and you’ll be playing hall monitor to our commentary. What a fulfilling existence.

by Anonymousreply 233March 26, 2024 3:05 PM

It does look like the ship is poorly placed when the power cuts out. Whoever was piloting it was not in the direction going in between the pillars as if they needed to make too sharp a turn even if the power hadn't gone out. If they were heading towards the opening and the cargo ship was drifting it could have drifted straight through unless current pushed it towards the pillars. But these were pilots especially for the bay so only they could explain what happened with the ship. Yes you can see there is no traffic as the ship hits the pillar and it starts to go down. Emergency lights at both ends of the bridge stopped traffic or it would have been a lot worse.

by Anonymousreply 234March 26, 2024 3:05 PM

Newsmax is insane. No one cares what they say.

by Anonymousreply 235March 26, 2024 3:06 PM

8 man construction crew was in the bridge, 2 of which were rescued. 8 are still missing.

"Key Bridge collapse: Cargo ship sent mayday call before collision; construction crew missing"

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by Anonymousreply 236March 26, 2024 3:07 PM

Thread barely scrolls for me. That's always a sign I have blocked the most familiar and awful trolls.

by Anonymousreply 237March 26, 2024 3:09 PM

Will no one (but r224) think of the park queens?

by Anonymousreply 238March 26, 2024 3:11 PM

This wouldn't have happened if Donald J Trump was president. And of course it happened in one of the most lawless, most liberal American cities.

by Anonymousreply 239March 26, 2024 3:11 PM

The new bridge will be the Oprah Gail Winfrey Bridge.

by Anonymousreply 240March 26, 2024 3:14 PM

It would never have happened under President Trump because shipping was shut down completely under him. We didn't even have toilet paper to wipe out assholes clean, Dee. No ventilators or PPE, Dee.

by Anonymousreply 241March 26, 2024 3:14 PM

[quote] 8 man construction crew was in the bridge, 2 of which were rescued. 8 are still missing.

The math ain't mathin' on that one.

by Anonymousreply 242March 26, 2024 3:15 PM

R237 deserves an award for her bravery

by Anonymousreply 243March 26, 2024 3:15 PM

Sorry, 6 missing. Thanks, R242

by Anonymousreply 244March 26, 2024 3:16 PM

R244, Pics, preferably shirtless?

by Anonymousreply 245March 26, 2024 3:18 PM

"Officials report that five submerged vehicles have been identified, according to Baltimore's fire chief. They Used an infrared and side-scan sonar technology, authorities have successfully marked three passenger vehicles, a cement truck, and a fifth vehicle submerged in the water."

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by Anonymousreply 246March 26, 2024 3:24 PM

SIAP, but this reminds me of the terrible collision in Alabama some years ago. A barge lost its way through night and fog, and struck a bridge across the Bayou Canot...which just so happened to have a railroad trestle...which just so happened to be carrying an Amtrak train. Bridge buckled, throwing many RR cars and people down into the murky River.

There's a riveting Forensic Files episode on that series of truly random events that culminated in the tragedy.

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by Anonymousreply 247March 26, 2024 3:25 PM

"Maryland Transportation Secretary confirms that 6 people are unaccounted for and believe that is the construction crew that was working on the bridge as it collapsed. #KeyBridgeCollapse • 8 victims • 1 at the hospital in serious condition • 1 refused medical treatment • 6 still missing - presumed to be construction workers "

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by Anonymousreply 248March 26, 2024 3:41 PM

This is going to close Baltimore harbor for quite some time, bringing even more stress and higher costs into the shipping of goods from Europe and Asia to the East Coast.

by Anonymousreply 249March 26, 2024 3:42 PM

9th busiest harbor in the US

by Anonymousreply 250March 26, 2024 3:44 PM


Pete Buttigieg is on his way to Baltimore.

by Anonymousreply 251March 26, 2024 3:45 PM

Only 6 unaccounted for, the construction workers, but there are 5 vehicles submerged in the river. Did people manage to stop their cars an run off the bridge? Or maybe they're the workers' cars?

by Anonymousreply 252March 26, 2024 3:46 PM

The cargo ship's mayday ensured that no passenger vehicles were on the bridge at the time of collapse as per reports from officials so those must be the vehicles of the crew.

by Anonymousreply 253March 26, 2024 3:54 PM

Biden best show up there real soon.

The fact that he didn't in East Palestine is biting him in the ass.

by Anonymousreply 254March 26, 2024 4:09 PM

I'm surprised there haven't been more of these bridge collapses on the east coast, whether from crashes or just plain old neglect. Driving along I-95 in the Philly area and all of those bridges are filled with potholes and rusted out steel--I would always floor it and hope to get to the other side as fast as possible.

Further proof that a massive infrastructure bill was long overdue. Thank you Joe Biden and the Democrats for getting the job done, yet again.

by Anonymousreply 255March 26, 2024 4:10 PM

"The Department of Homeland Security have released their Initial Findings regarding the Incident this morning in Baltimore, Maryland in which a Cargo Ship rammed into and caused the Collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge; with the Report stating that at the time of the Crash, the Ship was being Piloted by a Veteran-Harbor Pilot who knew the nearby Waterways and that the Ship had notified the Maryland Department of Transportation that they had Fully-Lost Propulsion and Control as they were Departing from Port, with them heading Directly towards the Bridge."

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by Anonymousreply 256March 26, 2024 4:11 PM

Biden will be speaking at 12:30 PM.

by Anonymousreply 257March 26, 2024 4:12 PM

The tin-hat conspiracy theorists are having a field day already. Newsmax is blaming it on DEI and on Pete Buttigieg, and even blaming the Infrastructure Bill that Biden/Dems passed. It's asinine. It's disgusting. It's vile.

These people are the worst gutter filth imaginable.

No, it's not a WW3 attack. No, it's not a conspiracy. No, it was not caused by foreigners or Biden or diversity. Jesus fucking christ. What is WRONG with conservatives? Are they all so brain-dead and diseased and toxic as this? Politicizing an ACCIDENT like this?? Repugnant.

by Anonymousreply 258March 26, 2024 4:15 PM

[quote] Further proof that a massive infrastructure bill was long overdue. Thank you Joe Biden and the Democrats for getting the job done, yet again.

Cut the crap, Mary!

by Anonymousreply 259March 26, 2024 4:15 PM

R258, get some help.

by Anonymousreply 260March 26, 2024 4:16 PM

R258 indeed needs to be on as much medication as the newsmax anchors

by Anonymousreply 261March 26, 2024 4:17 PM

R260, I'm not the one that needs to get help. NewsMax, FOX News, and right-wing Republicans need to get help.

WTF is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 262March 26, 2024 4:17 PM

They're bored and stupid, R258.

by Anonymousreply 263March 26, 2024 4:18 PM

No, R261... maybe you're on too MUCH medication if you're not outraged at the way the right-wing is responding to this.

WTF? Why aren't you disgusted by their behavior and the lies they're spreading and the violence they're inciting?

by Anonymousreply 264March 26, 2024 4:18 PM

I'm sure it gave some islamic terrorists some ideas.

by Anonymousreply 265March 26, 2024 4:18 PM

R262 you’re obviously mentally unwell and unstable

by Anonymousreply 266March 26, 2024 4:18 PM

[quote] What is WRONG with conservatives? Are they all so brain-dead and diseased and toxic as this?

Yes. I would add drug-addled to the list of their problems. We need more psych wards in this country (LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP!)

by Anonymousreply 267March 26, 2024 4:20 PM

[quote]I'm not the one that need

Nothing is gained by engaging with trolls, R258. Block it and move on.

by Anonymousreply 268March 26, 2024 4:20 PM

(rolling eyes at R266)

Project much?

by Anonymousreply 269March 26, 2024 4:21 PM

They preferred it when there was no infrastructure being built/repaired and the only disaster relief was paper towels being tossed at people and garbage bags worn by our docs and nurses, R264.

by Anonymousreply 270March 26, 2024 4:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 271March 26, 2024 4:22 PM

R269 some resources for you. Hope you get the help you so desperately need and deserve.

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by Anonymousreply 272March 26, 2024 4:25 PM

Would terrorists have planned this for 1:30 AM?

by Anonymousreply 273March 26, 2024 4:28 PM

Thoughtful terrorists, r273.

by Anonymousreply 274March 26, 2024 4:31 PM

Maybe the terrorists had insomnia R273.

by Anonymousreply 275March 26, 2024 4:34 PM

lol at R209. I blocked you a decade ago. Why are you showing up on my feed? Go away.

by Anonymousreply 276March 26, 2024 4:36 PM

No it’s not R254.

by Anonymousreply 277March 26, 2024 4:38 PM

Now some right-wingers are trying to blame the vaccine

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by Anonymousreply 278March 26, 2024 4:38 PM

Twitter alleged that the ship was hacked, hence the power outage, and then steered into the bridge by the hackers.

by Anonymousreply 279March 26, 2024 4:48 PM

Sounds like a Q conspiracy and Twitter is full of those freaks R279.

by Anonymousreply 280March 26, 2024 5:07 PM

Terrorists would have hit during rush hour. They are crazy, not stupid.

by Anonymousreply 281March 26, 2024 5:09 PM

Do we know where Elaine Chao was when this went down?

by Anonymousreply 282March 26, 2024 5:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 283March 26, 2024 5:46 PM

These bridges are tremendous. Did you know that? It’s true. I understand about all these things. I have a natural talent. My uncle was a professor at MIT. Good genes. All the scientists - they can’t believe how much I know. They say, “Look at this guy. He has natural understanding of all these scientific things.” I have a talent for understanding bridges and boats and how they go together. It’s amazing. And the technology today. We’re looking very deeply into this. It would never happen under Trump. That’s what people are saying, and they’re right.

Trump…Trump knows how to do stuff right. We all know that.

by Anonymousreply 284March 26, 2024 6:18 PM

I had to laugh at R48

by Anonymousreply 285March 26, 2024 6:45 PM

The water was so blue that day.

by Anonymousreply 286March 26, 2024 6:48 PM

The water was so black that night.

by Anonymousreply 287March 26, 2024 6:52 PM

Yep r187. It is cringe as fuck scrolling through this thread about a ship ramming into a bridge and so much of the early posts are just pointless racist bullshit. Real dregs of internet trolling

by Anonymousreply 288March 26, 2024 6:59 PM

[quote] Real dregs of internet trolling

It's election year, so the trolly posts here at DL are only going to get worse as the year progresses.

by Anonymousreply 289March 26, 2024 7:02 PM

R288, I was about to say -- the first half of this thread reads more juvenile than Youtube comments.

by Anonymousreply 290March 26, 2024 7:06 PM

In a video of the ship minutes before the crash, the lights went off on the ship and smoke was billowing, so it may be due to a fire or power malfunction.

by Anonymousreply 291March 26, 2024 7:10 PM

THe lights are on and there is light smoke. Then the lights go out. And it drifts. Then the lights come on and HEAVY black smoke is billowing out the smoke stacks. I think the pilot is gunning the engines to try to advert the coming catastrophe.

by Anonymousreply 292March 26, 2024 7:14 PM

The crash could have been averted if the pilot had deployed the airbags.

by Anonymousreply 293March 26, 2024 7:17 PM

What caused the power outage?

If the ships crew knew they were in trouble when they left port, why didn’t they attempt to drop anchor there and then? Get a tug to pull them back in and get fixed.

Fuck, man. That poor person driving that cement truck didn’t have a chance. Neither did those poor construction workers.

This is awful. Those poor people. Just falling into that freezing water.

by Anonymousreply 294March 26, 2024 7:18 PM

That inarticulate kid in a baseball jacket is the mayor?

by Anonymousreply 295March 26, 2024 7:26 PM

Anybody on ship injured? A bridge fell on it.

by Anonymousreply 296March 26, 2024 7:28 PM

R295 voted for inarticulate Trump

by Anonymousreply 297March 26, 2024 7:29 PM

[quote] What caused the power outage?

What do you think?

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by Anonymousreply 298March 26, 2024 7:29 PM

I did not R297

by Anonymousreply 299March 26, 2024 7:34 PM

No r296, reports are everyone on the ship is fine.

by Anonymousreply 300March 26, 2024 7:36 PM


by Anonymousreply 301March 26, 2024 7:36 PM

R296 One ship worker had mild injuries. Which you could have discovered yourself with a simple google search.

by Anonymousreply 302March 26, 2024 7:43 PM

The crew sent a mayday call and the bridge was closing to cars before the collision.

So I wonder how many if any cars were involved?

by Anonymousreply 303March 26, 2024 7:44 PM

Fortunate it happened in the middle of the night. If it had been during the day traffic on the bridge would have been heavier and the death toll much higher. The question now is what caused the total power failures on the ship.

by Anonymousreply 304March 26, 2024 7:49 PM

[quote] The question now is what caused the total power failures on the ship.

This isn't the first time this ship has been in an accident.

It happened before in Europe in 2016.

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by Anonymousreply 305March 26, 2024 7:52 PM

@r302, Why be such a cunt? Oh, wait, you are a cunt

It's called a conversation. People talk back and forth exchanging information. Why don't you google "pathetic old queen" and see a recent picture of yourself

by Anonymousreply 306March 26, 2024 7:53 PM

It's from Singapore?

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by Anonymousreply 307March 26, 2024 7:54 PM

R303, too bad not enough time to warn the construction workers to flee.

by Anonymousreply 308March 26, 2024 7:57 PM

Yeah quit picking on R295. They are a good person.

by Anonymousreply 309March 26, 2024 7:59 PM

Oh, say, can you swim…

by Anonymousreply 310March 26, 2024 8:07 PM

Are we finally in primetime?

by Anonymousreply 311March 26, 2024 8:51 PM

1). I just read that there seems to be an issue with the transport of hazardous waste as this bridge was one of the major egress routes.


2) Joe is picking up the tab for reconstruction

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by Anonymousreply 312March 26, 2024 8:58 PM

R311 No. Somebody just complained to the Bellagio Guest Relations about a shitty maid not doing her job and it solved the problem!

by Anonymousreply 313March 26, 2024 9:00 PM

When I was a kid I wanted to be a tug boat captain.

by Anonymousreply 314March 26, 2024 9:06 PM

R163 is an official troll and yet he dares to accuse me of being R117.


[quote] "Greg" is also [R117] and the troll who keeps talking about 9/11 being "just like an action movie!". Die in a grease fire, troll. [ troll 6099 ]

Little Troll, be go back to your bridge and let the adults talk.

by Anonymousreply 315March 26, 2024 9:08 PM

[QUOTE]2) Joe is picking up the tab for reconstruction

Which Maersk and its insurers will reimburse the U.S. government for. It's a matter of getting the new bridge construction off the ground ASAP. You make it sound like a freebie compliments of the U.S. taxpayer.

by Anonymousreply 316March 26, 2024 9:12 PM

R163, in all seriousness, how long have you been a troll?

I mean it. When did the DL webmaster conclude that you are an incorrigible, meaningless piece of shit who is so annoying that he decided to bestow upon you the scarlet TROLL label?

Is it embarrassing?

And why can’t you figure out how to deal with it?

Something tells me that you are more than just a simple troll. You are also illiterate and maybe even cursed.

Enjoy yourself, R163. No one can take you seriously.

by Anonymousreply 317March 26, 2024 9:20 PM

Ah, glad to see Muriel finally pulled the hammer down on the troll in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 318March 26, 2024 9:24 PM

"The" troll?

by Anonymousreply 319March 26, 2024 9:29 PM

Same, R318.

Sometimes the trash has such a disagreeable smell that it has to be taken out.

Goodbye, troll 6099.

by Anonymousreply 320March 26, 2024 9:31 PM

You're alright with me, Greg,

by Anonymousreply 321March 26, 2024 9:32 PM

Thank you, R321.

I appreciate it.

by Anonymousreply 322March 26, 2024 9:33 PM

Lol R321. Did it hear "troll" and assume people were discussing it? At least it admits to being a troll though it's not the troll we were discussing.

by Anonymousreply 323March 26, 2024 9:34 PM

Or did one of her socks get banished?

by Anonymousreply 324March 26, 2024 9:37 PM

Wow R305, Maersk is gonna pay and pay and pay. I wouldn’t want to be their insurer right now.

(Not to be a Karen or anything, but do these overnight trolls have managers? I mean we used to get much better quality trolls, but these ones seem like pity hires to didn’t bother reading the training manual. Bring back the articulate of yesteryear.)

by Anonymousreply 325March 26, 2024 9:37 PM

R323, you are desperately confused.

by Anonymousreply 326March 26, 2024 9:38 PM

You are right, ElderLez.

As if R163 wasn’t enough of a troll around here, we also have R323/R324 who has very poor reading skills.

by Anonymousreply 327March 26, 2024 9:40 PM

are the corporate cunts gonna use this as an excuse to raise prices in stores? FUCK THEM!

by Anonymousreply 328March 26, 2024 10:04 PM

Baltimore isn't a major, major port like the LA port or the New Jersey port. The main thing that traveled through the port of Baltimore was cars, so it might cause some supply issues there.

Can the other east coast ports like New Jersey, Savannah, Virginia handle some increased loads? That's the question

by Anonymousreply 329March 26, 2024 10:08 PM

I didn't realize the Port of Houston is the busiest port in the US.

by Anonymousreply 330March 26, 2024 10:10 PM

Only if you go by tonnage, because petroleum is freaking heavy r330.

The main port of America is easily the SoCal port. The ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach.

And then up next is the port of New York/New Jersey which is the busiest port on the East Coast.

by Anonymousreply 331March 26, 2024 10:16 PM

Thanks r31

by Anonymousreply 332March 26, 2024 10:16 PM

are these ports still controlled by mafia?

by Anonymousreply 333March 26, 2024 10:17 PM

[quote] are these ports still controlled by mafia?

Who wants to know?

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by Anonymousreply 334March 26, 2024 10:22 PM

R330, it's not.

by Anonymousreply 335March 26, 2024 10:23 PM

The photos at R159's link really brings home how huge that ship is. Every container looks like a tiny Lego.

by Anonymousreply 336March 26, 2024 10:23 PM

I cannot even begin to imagine how they will clean that up.

by Anonymousreply 337March 26, 2024 10:24 PM

Seriously r336. The scale of these cargo ships are massive. Why that bridge never stood a chance.

by Anonymousreply 338March 26, 2024 10:26 PM

Oh hm, R209 is a redtagged troll, lolol. Yep

by Anonymousreply 339March 26, 2024 10:28 PM


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by Anonymousreply 340March 26, 2024 10:29 PM

On Marine Tracker you can see the Dali's path from its pier to the bridge. It's kinda interesting (although sad) to watch the two tugboats that escorted it into the channel.

They released it at about 1:09 AM (one tug peeled off before the other), and headed elsewhere in the harbor. When Dali started to veer off its straight-line at 1:25 AM-ish (approximately three minutes prior striking the bridge), both tugboats suddenly stop, turn back south, and start BOOKING it back toward the ship (in futility). Law enforcement on the ground had maybe 2-3 minutes notice to stop traffic crossing the bridge.

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by Anonymousreply 341March 26, 2024 10:30 PM

The Francis Scott Key Bridge is DEAD TO ME! I didn’t even know you existed a mere 24 hours ago.

by Anonymousreply 342March 26, 2024 10:36 PM

They've formally declared the remaining 6 construction workers dead.

by Anonymousreply 343March 26, 2024 10:37 PM

Word in Maryland is the Mayor of Baltimore is a HUGE Partier. An Intellect not so much.

by Anonymousreply 344March 26, 2024 10:43 PM

Wes Moore looking like a hot daddy in his governor's jacket. Kathy Hochul, Ron DeSantis, and other governors always look dorky whenever they wear their governor's jackets or vests.

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by Anonymousreply 345March 26, 2024 11:13 PM

Accident? Drunk operator?

by Anonymousreply 346March 26, 2024 11:16 PM

How does one even become a cargo ship captain? Is there a school for it?

by Anonymousreply 347March 26, 2024 11:18 PM

Yes, there's maritime schools for cargo ship captains. There is one near me that's part of TX A&M in Galveston.

by Anonymousreply 348March 26, 2024 11:23 PM

The ship lost power and issued a mayday before the crash r346.

by Anonymousreply 349March 26, 2024 11:23 PM

The voices inside Lara Logan's head told her that this was a terrorist attack!

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by Anonymousreply 350March 26, 2024 11:40 PM

Her "inside source" is Mike Lindell's fart.

by Anonymousreply 351March 27, 2024 12:11 AM

r345 Wes Moore can knock my bridge down anytime he wants!

HEYYYY Governor 😍

by Anonymousreply 352March 27, 2024 12:38 AM


by Anonymousreply 353March 27, 2024 12:44 AM

Maybe, Wes Moore can get Oprah to pay for the funerals.

by Anonymousreply 354March 27, 2024 12:53 AM

This is really sad. All of this "only 6 people died" shit is crazy. Those 6 people were probably the guys working on the bridge maintenance at night.

by Anonymousreply 355March 27, 2024 12:54 AM

Any deaths in an accident like this is sad.....but it is remarkable that it happened at a time when few people were on the road and thus casualties were minimized.

by Anonymousreply 356March 27, 2024 12:55 AM

R355: Wanna take a guess where the guys on the road construction crew were from??

I've been watching the Baltimore NBC affiliate online today. They interviewed an employee of the road construction company who was not on last night's crew, but had rushed to the scene because he was friends with all the guys who were, had worked that shift before. He said three were originally from Mexico, two were from Guatemala, the others from Honduras & El Salvador.

I don't want to hear any MAGAt nonsense about immigrants (legal or otherwise) stealing desirable jobs away from fine hard-workin' 'Muricans.

by Anonymousreply 357March 27, 2024 1:09 AM

Ship experts say the US is now completely unprepared for these kinds of accidents. We used to have salvage resources pre-positioned on both coasts for incidents in ports, but the Navy has decommissioned the units and are depending on outsourcing the jobs to foreign companies. Also, the default rule is to allow the ship owners to decide which companies to use for salvage, which means they tend to pick the cheapest, not the best or fastest. Since this is now a national emergency situation, the feds need to step in and contract with not one, but many firms and coordinate them. We'll see how that goes.

by Anonymousreply 358March 27, 2024 1:12 AM

R357 so they were probably paid much less than a black or white worker would work for, therefore pushing those folks out of jobs and lowering the standard of living for everyone. Guess we should let a few more million into the country.

by Anonymousreply 359March 27, 2024 1:13 AM

Because as had been said traffic was stopped at both ends of the bridge. You don't see any traffic going over the bridge just as the ship is about to hit.

by Anonymousreply 360March 27, 2024 1:13 AM

R340, those numbers don't sound right.

by Anonymousreply 361March 27, 2024 1:14 AM

"REPORT: There were no vehicles traveling on the Francis Scott Key Bridge when it fell into the ocean thanks to heroic police officers who jumped into action.

It has now been confirmed that the only people on the bridge when it collapsed was a pothole repair crew.

A total of eight workers were reportedly on a meal break when the cargo ship crashed into the bridge.

The eight workers plunged off the 185-foot bridge into the frigid water.

Two of the eight workers were rescued, one who was hospitalized and one who refused treatment.

"He brushed his clothes off and wanted to see his family. He was shaken up a little bit but nothing major. I guess the good lord was on his side," a first responder said.

The six other workers are presumed dead."

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by Anonymousreply 362March 27, 2024 1:27 AM

[quote] I guess the good lord was on his side," a first responder said.

And what? The Lord was against the ones who died?

by Anonymousreply 363March 27, 2024 1:28 AM

Well, on the up side those Latin American families are all about to be millionaires.

by Anonymousreply 364March 27, 2024 1:28 AM

"The Federal government will pay for the ENTIRE cost of reconstructing that bridge"-Biden

Why isn't the insurance company of that vessel paying for any part of the damages?

Why would the Fed government foot the bill?

by Anonymousreply 365March 27, 2024 1:33 AM

R347, yes there are maritime/merchant marine colleges, Kings Point NY is one, for deck and engine officers. It’s a very demanding course. US flagged ships—not that many in the scheme of things—are unionized and the salary is very good. You work something like two months on and one month off. On your off time, you can be sent for more training or additional courses to be promoted. It tough on marriages with kids, being away most of the time. Lots of divorces. You have the option of working on non-Union foreign flagged ships, less money, maybe less scrupulous shipping companies but there are a lot more jobs and you won’t need to wait for someone to retire to get promoted.

Also, it’s not a job if you want to see the world. Turnaround times in port are minimal and 99% you’ll be at sea. But you’ll save a lot of money.

by Anonymousreply 366March 27, 2024 1:38 AM

[quote]Why would the Fed government foot the bill?

Go read The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Two things that crashed the Roman Empire:

They were so far in debt they could never pay it off, even if they taxed at 100%

They allowed non-citizens to overtake the empire

by Anonymousreply 367March 27, 2024 1:40 AM

Chaya "Libs of TikTok" Raichik is using this as an excuse to bash Pete Buttigieg and make homophobic comments about him

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by Anonymousreply 368March 27, 2024 1:41 AM

R365 Waiting for insurance companies to pony up the money can take many years. The US government can foot the bill to get the project moving ASAP, and can follow through with the insurance companies to get proper indemnity reimbursement

by Anonymousreply 369March 27, 2024 1:42 AM

That Libs of TikTok bitch is truly one of the most disgusting people I've ever seen. She makes Stephen Miller look like Mister Congeniality. She's probably the troll who was posting up thread.

by Anonymousreply 370March 27, 2024 2:06 AM

R369 - Yes! It’s called “subrogation”.

by Anonymousreply 371March 27, 2024 2:18 AM

[quote] Oh hm, [R209] is a redtagged troll, lolol. Yep

I know — it’s very amusing.

R205/R209 = troll 6099

What a joke.

by Anonymousreply 372March 27, 2024 11:14 AM

"Rachel Sangree, a structural engineering associate professor at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, explains how the design of Baltimore's Key Bridge might have contributed to its total collapse when struck by the ship"

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by Anonymousreply 373March 27, 2024 11:25 AM

'I don't want to hear any MAGAt nonsense about immigrants (legal or otherwise) stealing desirable jobs away from fine hard-workin' 'Muricans.'

Democrat who wants Kamala Harris to spend billions to find the root causes of migrations and believes in giving criminals prepaid debit cards. You know I could really use $350.

Democrat who loves losing elections and wants Trump in office. The true Maga.

by Anonymousreply 374March 27, 2024 11:31 AM

Are you lost R374?

by Anonymousreply 375March 27, 2024 11:55 AM

I think the truth of your statement, r375, is obvious and even deeper than it seems at first glance.

by Anonymousreply 376March 27, 2024 11:57 AM

Nothing like a story about a bridge to bring out the trolls

by Anonymousreply 377March 27, 2024 12:24 PM

R377 That's because trolls live under them. Now what will they do?

by Anonymousreply 378March 27, 2024 12:41 PM

R378, I think that was R377's point.

He's just a bit more subtle than you.

by Anonymousreply 379March 27, 2024 1:13 PM

We have not seen evidence that immigration decides elections. Republicans, who declined to even vote on a draconian Democrat-supported solution, use this to rile up their base. It hasn’t had the potency of, say, regulating the female body.

by Anonymousreply 380March 27, 2024 1:30 PM

Marry me, r377

by Anonymousreply 381March 27, 2024 2:10 PM

No, marry ME, R377

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by Anonymousreply 382March 27, 2024 2:36 PM

[quote]Thread barely scrolls for me. That's always a sign I have blocked the most familiar and awful trolls.

Is that what problem is? I always wondered why some threads moved slow. Is this on all devices or just phones?

by Anonymousreply 383March 27, 2024 3:00 PM

It never happens on the PC browser.

by Anonymousreply 384March 27, 2024 3:14 PM

[quote] Is that what problem is?


by Anonymousreply 385March 27, 2024 3:48 PM

Most ridiculous conspiracy theory I’ve hears about this so far - it was sabotage to bump down the news of RFK Jr choosing a running mate.

Yes, we got the entire crew of a massive container ship to hit a bridge and demolish it, killing 6 people because we didn’t want anyone to know a log-colored nutjob chose another nut job with whom he wishes to lose an election.

by Anonymousreply 386March 27, 2024 4:49 PM

R163 — R.I.P. — isn’t the only poster who thinks you’re an idiot, Greg.

by Anonymousreply 387March 27, 2024 5:05 PM

This Daily Show clip exposes the utter depravity and dishonesty of the right-wing media on this topic:

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by Anonymousreply 388March 27, 2024 5:24 PM

[quote] [R163] — R.I.P. — isn’t the only poster who thinks you’re an idiot, Greg.

You don’t say.

Thank you for making yourself feel potent by pointing out the obvious, R387.

Have a nice day!

by Anonymousreply 389March 27, 2024 8:43 PM

R163 and R387 are neck and neck for this week’s DL Pussy of the Week Award.

They are both more than deserving, so we expect it will be a close race.

Keep watching!

by Anonymousreply 390March 27, 2024 8:52 PM

Time to unsub this thread. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 391March 27, 2024 8:56 PM

As always Greg, thank you for returning the thread to the topic!

by Anonymousreply 392March 27, 2024 9:23 PM

[quote] As always Greg, thank you for returning the thread to the topic!

My pleasure!

But you should really thank R387.

Now what do you have to offer?

Or are you just here to flirt with me?

by Anonymousreply 393March 27, 2024 9:45 PM

[quote] $2 billion: Federal officials told Maryland lawmakers that replacing the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore would cost at least $2 billion

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by Anonymousreply 394March 27, 2024 10:51 PM

This commentary is an important insight on this dumpster fire of a thread.

[quote] "MAGA isn’t trying to get people to believe any one story. They’re just trying to sow doubt. If nobody can be trusted, if everyone is corrupt, then Trump [is] no worse than anyone else. Conspiracy theories alienate people from the democratic process."

Aside from the fact that people are legitimately racist and dumb, looking at it from this perspective makes it make a tiny bit more sense

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by Anonymousreply 395March 27, 2024 11:06 PM

R395 as opposed to the wokes who find racism and bigotry in every single minuscule interaction and thing in life?

by Anonymousreply 396March 27, 2024 11:08 PM

And the ship owners and Maersk which leased the ship WILL PAY and WITH INTEREST.

Why don't fools get this? It's a catastrophic incident for East Coast shipping that requires drastic action to restore normality in a way that private industry cannot due to Byzantine insurance and reimbursement practices that would delay construction.

No, the U.S. taxpayers will not be soaked. We will get reimbursement with BIGLY interest. Why can't relatively "intelligent" posters here get this?

Y'all are so goddamn pathetically stupid, I think you got your education in some rural 'special academy' for the irretrievably inbred where you send your stupid progeny to mix, mingle, and breed more with other "like minded" individuals, producing a "Super Strain" of idiotic, yet phenomenally malicious strain.

by Anonymousreply 397March 27, 2024 11:09 PM

Two bodies were recovered from inside a submerged pickup truck.

by Anonymousreply 398March 27, 2024 11:14 PM

^ Sad but not a shock. No one else was going to be found alive at this stage.

The person who was pulled from the water has been released from hospital (don't think the other survivor was even hospitalised). They were incredibly lucky.

by Anonymousreply 399March 27, 2024 11:17 PM


I'm stealing your quote.

WW X1000 for you if I could!

by Anonymousreply 400March 27, 2024 11:18 PM

Those dudes in the pickup couldn’t get the tailgate open? Must’ve been some of r397’s inbred, homeschooled weaponized dumb fucks.

by Anonymousreply 401March 27, 2024 11:26 PM

[QUOTE]Those dudes in the pickup couldn’t get the tailgate open? Must’ve been some of [R397]’s inbred, homeschooled weaponized dumb fucks.

Please tell us more about yourself. I'd like to know more about your thinking processes and how you reached your conclusion.

In other words, as a high school or college instructor would say "Show your work if you want credit."

by Anonymousreply 402March 27, 2024 11:39 PM

[quote]as opposed to the wokes who find racism and bigotry in every single minuscule interaction and thing in life?

I haven’t seen anyone cite racism as the cause of this disaster.

by Anonymousreply 403March 27, 2024 11:46 PM

Has any official discussed the possibility of alleviating some of the traffic problems caused from having no bridge by bringing in car ferries like they have up in the Puget Sound area of Washington State? Some of the WADOT ferries can accommodate over 200 vehicles per crossing. Clinton-Mukilto is one of the busiest.

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by Anonymousreply 404March 28, 2024 12:03 AM

It was a joke, r402.

by Anonymousreply 405March 28, 2024 12:12 AM

R404 how quickly could they even get one? Seems like one would need to manufactured

by Anonymousreply 406March 28, 2024 12:19 AM

Back in 2018 I took an eldercruise out of Baltimore. As soon as we traveled past the Francis Scott Key Bridge we had to stop and drop anchor for twelve hours because there was a major hurricane traveling up the northeast coast.

by Anonymousreply 407March 28, 2024 12:20 AM

Great idea R404, it’d be like going to Shelter Island, but less glamorous.

Are arrangements being made to accommodate the Baltimore dock workers in places like Rhode Island? It won’t be helpful diverting the ships to other ports if there is no one available to unload them and the workers would be unemployed otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 408March 28, 2024 12:25 AM

[quote] Extreme polarization and a historic low in Americans' trust in media have created a perfect environment for misinformation to flourish in moments of chaos.

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by Anonymousreply 409March 28, 2024 1:11 AM

R409 He ain't wrong.

by Anonymousreply 410March 28, 2024 1:17 AM

Those poor guys were probably trying to race off the bridge in the truck before the boat hit

by Anonymousreply 411March 28, 2024 1:30 AM
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by Anonymousreply 412March 28, 2024 3:07 AM

Will the downed bridge be another excuse for extended price gouging?

by Anonymousreply 413March 28, 2024 3:10 AM

One old boomer is speculating that the crash was due to the COVID vaccine. The theory is that the pilot had been vaccinated recently and collapsed on ship’s the power switch. Pfizer and Moderna will be held accountable when the truth comes out.

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by Anonymousreply 414March 28, 2024 3:36 AM

Strangely similar to the ship in the Obama’s movie ‘Leave the World Behind’.

by Anonymousreply 415March 28, 2024 3:38 AM

Didn’t get that job? DEI!

Can’t grow hair? DEI!

Didn’t get that raise? DEI!

Can’t find a parking space? DEI!

Can’t afford a house? DEI!

Can’t get your dick hard? DEI!

by Anonymousreply 416March 28, 2024 3:42 AM

Didn’t get that job? Whitey done it!!

Can’t grow hair? Whitey done it!!

Didn’t get that raise? Whitey done it!!

Can’t find a parking space? Whitey done it!!

Can’t afford a house? Whitey done it!!

Can’t get your dick hard? Whitey done it!!

by Anonymousreply 417March 28, 2024 3:45 AM

Calm down. Geez.

by Anonymousreply 418March 28, 2024 3:58 AM

R418 no. I’m over the agenda.

by Anonymousreply 419March 28, 2024 4:01 AM

Hazardous, flammable, oversized loads. Cannot go through the tunnels!! Think about it! 95 is the main connection up and down the east coast. Propane, Gas, Diesel, anything considered hazardous has been halted. It had to go over that bridge… prices are going to go up.

by Anonymousreply 420March 28, 2024 4:22 AM

R397, this is a Wendy’s, ma’am.

by Anonymousreply 421March 28, 2024 4:23 AM

^ Yes, you are, because this is not where the Wendy's term is applicable. r397 was spot on in his assessment of the stupid surrounding this bridge crash. Accidents happen all over the world every day. .00001% are intentional

by Anonymousreply 422March 28, 2024 7:00 AM

And so it begins...

(Only land-owning, heterosexual, white, Christian males should be allowed to determine funding)

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by Anonymousreply 423March 28, 2024 1:40 PM

R406 On the international market, one can find used ferries for sale. Example: The one at the link is being offered by Lager Marine Corporation in Port Washington, NY. It's the 299' Fast Catamaran RoPax. They say it's in excellent condition and can accommodate 900 passengers and up to 220 cars or 4 buses plus cars.

The same company also has another used one going for for €26.5 million It's the 316' Fast RoPax Ferry. .. Also, advertised in excellent condition, it can accommodate 900 passengers and 260 vehicles, or can be reconfigured for a combination of trucks and vehicles.

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by Anonymousreply 424March 28, 2024 7:45 PM

Baltimore mayor issues threat to white people:

“I’m very proud of my heritage and who I am and where I come from scares them because me being in my position means their way thinking, their way of life of being comfortable while everyone else suffers is going to be at risk and they should be afraid because that’s my purpose in life.”

by Anonymousreply 425March 28, 2024 11:24 PM

Odd that you'd truncate the quote, R425:

“What they mean by DEI in my opinion is duly elected incumbent. We know what they want to say but they don’t have the courage to say the ‘N’ word. And the fact that I don’t believe in their untruthful and wrong ideology and I’m very proud of my heritage and who I am and where I come from scares them because me being in my position means their way thinking, their way of life of being comfortable while everyone else suffers is going to be at risk and they should be afraid because that’s my purpose in life.”

by Anonymousreply 426March 28, 2024 11:30 PM

He’s a black supremacist.

by Anonymousreply 427March 28, 2024 11:34 PM

R427 is a fucking racist moron.

by Anonymousreply 428March 29, 2024 1:04 AM

R428 reached into her keyword purse again

by Anonymousreply 429March 29, 2024 1:35 AM

R414, I'm actually quite impressed by the mental gymnastics that guy must have done. Finding a way to blame a ship crashing into a bridge on the COVID vaccine is no mean feat.

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by Anonymousreply 430March 29, 2024 2:09 AM

It's pretty shocking that Interstate 95 is the only major north south route.

by Anonymousreply 431March 29, 2024 4:34 AM

Happily, there only appears to me one major racist on this thread. Block him and the most egregious posts disappears.

by Anonymousreply 432March 29, 2024 5:40 AM

That bridge looked kinda flimsy.

by Anonymousreply 433March 29, 2024 6:00 AM

What really floored me was I saw a Corps of Army Engineers guy interviewed on NBC about what they will need to do in order to open just the port back up.

Apparently, those ships are so fucking huge and loaded that they nearly scrape the riverbed so they have to remove every last bit of bridge steel plus all of the cargo debris from the bottom of the river so the other cargo ships don’t get hung up on it.

They will have to send divers down plus bring in special cranes that can handle that sort of weight.

I had no idea those ships came that close to the bottom of the river. That’s scary.

by Anonymousreply 434March 29, 2024 7:46 AM

Dirty fuel was the culprit?

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by Anonymousreply 435March 29, 2024 7:55 AM

Salvage divers. Very risky job, very high pay.

by Anonymousreply 436March 29, 2024 11:51 AM

Yes, salvage operations are always risky.

by Anonymousreply 437March 29, 2024 5:57 PM

R437 Tell me about it.

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by Anonymousreply 438March 29, 2024 6:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 439March 31, 2024 4:27 AM

Eh. Ships have been increasing in size every decade. What’s a port to do, turn away traffic?

by Anonymousreply 440March 31, 2024 2:03 PM

R440 They should have made some mitigation plans , either limiting size of ships, or fortifying the bridge trusses.

by Anonymousreply 441March 31, 2024 7:52 PM

It’s hard to conceive of a bridge standing a chance against the force of that container ship.

by Anonymousreply 442March 31, 2024 8:32 PM

They can have installed massive rocks and boulders around their perimeter.

by Anonymousreply 443March 31, 2024 9:12 PM

The methods to protect bridges from collision are well known. As always, it's a matter of cost and political will.

by Anonymousreply 444March 31, 2024 9:50 PM

R443, you don't seem to grasp the mass of that ship. It's over four football fields long. A few rocks would not have stopped it.

by Anonymousreply 445March 31, 2024 11:30 PM
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by Anonymousreply 446April 1, 2024 1:40 AM

[quote] They can have installed massive rocks and boulders around their perimeter.


by Anonymousreply 447April 1, 2024 1:43 AM

Foolishness! Asshattery! Dumb fuckery!

by Anonymousreply 448April 1, 2024 1:47 AM

R445 R447

Examples of bridges with fortified trusses. Some were built with them, others were retrofitted.

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by Anonymousreply 449April 1, 2024 2:00 AM

Are those “rocks and boulders,” r449?

Where are the federal funds to do that sort of strengthening of the tower foundations on all of the bridges? Republicans believe in “small government” and small government does have funding for that sort of strengthening.

by Anonymousreply 450April 1, 2024 2:32 AM

The NYT also discussed this in their article last Wednesday on FENDERS.

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by Anonymousreply 451April 1, 2024 3:00 AM

I love it when we learn about engineering. I come from construction, so I respect engineers.

It will be interesting to see if this accident kills the Hogan run for Senate. The current governor is a complete asshole for blaming mother fucking DEI, he needs to resign.

by Anonymousreply 452April 1, 2024 3:36 AM

Dirty fuel huh? 15 container ships pollute as much as every single automobile in the World.

by Anonymousreply 453April 1, 2024 7:25 AM

This article from last Tusday's Wall Street Journal has a lot of good technical information in it, as well as some good graphics about the boat and the bridge.

Too bad the two tugboats weren't still with the ship. I wonder if they could have at least corrected its course enough, so it didn't slam into the bridge.

(This article was put through archive.ph to dispense with the WSJ paywall).

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by Anonymousreply 454April 1, 2024 8:02 AM

I really don't understand this DEI crap when the bridge was built in 1972. Without doing a deep dive I'm certain the bridge was built to the highest standards of the day and being part of the Federal Interstate Highway System it was built under Republican Nixon's watch. There's no logic in trying to hold a black mayor or governor responsible for any of this

by Anonymousreply 455April 1, 2024 9:52 AM

R455, all you need to know about this "DEI crap" is that racist assholes will use any excuse to blame minorities even when it makes absolutely no sense. "DEI" is the new "Woke" which was the new "CRT" ... it's all bullshit racism and white supremacist assholes trying to push the idea that whites are inherently superior to non-whites, and especially Black people.

by Anonymousreply 456April 1, 2024 1:51 PM

"Many of them CAN'T leave the ship because of international law. They don't have a visa to be in the United States."

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by Anonymousreply 457April 1, 2024 2:21 PM

^ They're going to have to make some special allowances because you can't just leave them there

by Anonymousreply 458April 1, 2024 3:11 PM

They don’t get off at port as it is. They just need to get them food, fuel and water.

by Anonymousreply 459April 1, 2024 4:06 PM

Can’t the ship workers just get asylum and get free money and then squat in a house?

by Anonymousreply 460April 1, 2024 4:37 PM

^ For a very long time. That ship has a bridge laying on top of it. I'm not sure it's safe to remove it with people onboard

by Anonymousreply 461April 1, 2024 4:38 PM

Their Governor and especially Mayor are both idiots of unbelievable proportions, who both hide behind race baiting to discourage any criticism.

by Anonymousreply 462April 1, 2024 4:39 PM

How so R462? Please provide specific examples.

by Anonymousreply 463April 1, 2024 4:41 PM

R463 look it up yourself, you ol carpet muncher

by Anonymousreply 464April 1, 2024 4:42 PM

If they’re hiding, how come I’ve seen them on TV R462?

by Anonymousreply 465April 1, 2024 4:43 PM

I haven’t been able to find examples of them being idiots so I am asking you to enlighten me since you clearly are so much better informed. Thanks in advance for your insights.

by Anonymousreply 466April 1, 2024 4:45 PM

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by Anonymousreply 467April 1, 2024 4:57 PM

I hope r467 is in the UK or Australia or points in between because it's really far too early for such heavy day drinking in the U. S.

But the Regan MacNeil head-spinning, vomit-flinging rage cracked me up.

by Anonymousreply 468April 1, 2024 5:10 PM

I hope r467 is in the UK or Australia or points in between because it's really far too early for such heavy day drinking in the U. S.

But the Regan MacNeil head-spinning, vomit-flinging rage cracked me up.

by Anonymousreply 469April 1, 2024 5:11 PM

[quote]They just need to get them food, fuel and water.

And toilet paper.

by Anonymousreply 470April 1, 2024 5:15 PM

The mayor did graduate from St. Mary's College, which is a real school and in fact is supposed to be for clever people.

by Anonymousreply 471April 1, 2024 5:28 PM

R454, when I first read about the accident, the article I was reading (one linked early in this thread, I believe) stated that the tugs that had taken the ship out heard the distress call, turned around and were hauling ass trying to catch her but couldn’t reach her in time.

So the tugs COULD HAVE corrected the Dali’s course - if they could have caught her in time.

by Anonymousreply 472April 1, 2024 5:37 PM

And another DL thread turns to total shit...


by Anonymousreply 473April 1, 2024 5:53 PM

You are so right R470!

by Anonymousreply 474April 1, 2024 9:39 PM

They've opened a secondary channel for tugs, barges and small boats under the un-collapsed section of the bridge, which will help get some vital cargo flowing. It's a maximum of 11 feet deep.

by Anonymousreply 475April 1, 2024 10:28 PM

[quote] FORMER Governor of Maryland and current Republican candidate for Senate Larry Hogan RETURNED $900 million in federal funding (meant for Baltimore) and shifted $736 million of state money to roads in the surrounding, predominantly White counties.

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by Anonymousreply 476April 1, 2024 11:10 PM

That was fast R475. Good for them.

by Anonymousreply 477April 1, 2024 11:11 PM

11 feet is shallower than the deep end of a pool.

by Anonymousreply 478April 1, 2024 11:41 PM

there must be tides

by Anonymousreply 479April 2, 2024 7:39 AM

Anyone see the corps of engineers sonar pics of the bridge under water? Scary stuff with all of that busted metal sticking out everywhere, ready to snag some poor diver.

And it’s cold and raining again making the water murkier so the divers can’t see fuck all down there.

The local ABC station showed closeups of some of the squished containers still dangling off the side of the ship.

What a hazardous mess.

by Anonymousreply 480April 4, 2024 12:01 AM

Any links to those pics? R480

by Anonymousreply 481April 4, 2024 3:40 AM

Here’s a link, r481. There may be more in the dead bird, but I don’t want to link there.

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by Anonymousreply 482April 4, 2024 3:46 AM

Dead bird?

by Anonymousreply 483April 4, 2024 3:41 PM

Twitter I would assume.

by Anonymousreply 484April 4, 2024 4:22 PM

Thanks, r484. Of course. I feel a little dense now.

by Anonymousreply 485April 4, 2024 5:57 PM

Happens to all of us

by Anonymousreply 486April 4, 2024 6:15 PM

[quote] They can have installed massive rocks and boulders around their perimeter.

Unless you can haul Uluru over, it’s unlikely rocks and boulders would do much given the sheer mass of the ship and everything in the containers against the physical reality of the (comparatively) shallow waterway.

by Anonymousreply 487April 4, 2024 7:56 PM

The people controlling the bridge had enough time to close it.

There should have been enough time to warn the workers, but nobody knew they were there or how to contact them. Someone has to be found to be at fault for this.

by Anonymousreply 488April 4, 2024 10:05 PM

Why must someone be at fault, R488? How likely is it that one must notify a road crew of pending disaster, much less be held liable for being unable to contact them?

by Anonymousreply 489April 4, 2024 10:15 PM

Part of the point of controlling a bridge is for responding appropriately to impending danger.

The employer should have made sure that their presence and contact details were known.

Are you unfamiliar with the safety documentation which should be filed before every single job commences in the construction industry? They were construction workers carrying out maintenance.

by Anonymousreply 490April 4, 2024 10:35 PM

I think most of us probably don’t know about that paperwork R490. How does it work at 1:30 in the morning? Is it supposed to be in a system where an emergency responder can put the location and time in computer and have the computer automatically generate text alerts to the workers on duty? Or is it something where you’d need someone who works in the department that oversees construction to get up, log into a system and look for it?

by Anonymousreply 491April 4, 2024 10:50 PM

Here’s the OFFICIAL site for everything collapse is complete!

Video, maps, sonar, LIDAR (whatever the hell that is) with daily updates on progress. Plenty of photos.

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by Anonymousreply 492April 4, 2024 11:39 PM

LIDAR is like sonar, but with lasers instead of sound.

by Anonymousreply 493April 5, 2024 2:29 AM

Elderlez, anyone involved in working on sites where construction/maintenance takes place knows that the documentation outlines scenarios like the one which has occurred and even more unlikely and/or disastrous ones, but more importantly identifies the relevant contact people who are running the site and carrying out the work.

In this instance, there should have been paperwork and inductions carried out every time a new staff member carrying out work started on the job, and the supervisors/comms people already had the relevant contact numbers in their phones and were familiar with whether there were humans working on the bridge or not during their shift. Working as a bridge comms? Need to know when starting your shift if there is a work crew on the bridge and how to contact them.

Safety procedures were either not implemented or not followed. Someone's head HAS to roll for the resulting loss of life. If there was enough time to close the bridge, there was enough time to call the supervisor of the construction/maintenance workers. Instead, the comms people didn't even know they were there. Not good enough.

As someone who works in the construction industry, it's unbelievable that the loss of life in this disaster is treated so cavalierly.

by Anonymousreply 494April 5, 2024 2:52 AM

Uh-oh. Wouldn't want to be the CEO of Brawner Builders. From linked article:

[quote]Federal regulations require construction companies to keep such boats, commonly known as skiffs, on hand whenever crews are working over waterways, safety experts told The Associated Press. There is no indication that the construction company, Brawner Builders, had a rescue boat on the water or ready to be launched as the bridge fell.

[quote]“If you’re working over a bridge like that, the standard interpretation doesn’t give you an option,” said Janine McCartney, a safety engineer for HHC Safety Engineering Services Inc. “The skiff is required, period.”

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by Anonymousreply 495April 5, 2024 3:14 AM

There was an audio released of the - I guess port authority? Or whoever was responsible for closing the bridge saying they knew the workers were there but didn’t know how to reach them.

It’s in the audio that was released right after the collapse between the Dali captain and (I guess) the port authority. You can clearly hear the port authority guy say there are workers on there and that some needs to get down there and warn them or call them. This is prior to impact when they closed the bridge.

So the port authority knew they were there, but didn’t seem to have a way to reach them. From what I heard, the workers were taking lunch and sit in their vehicles. Still, they should have had a radio or something in case of emergency.

by Anonymousreply 496April 5, 2024 3:39 AM

Basic safety includes knowing how to reach people working on site, at least the supervisor.

by Anonymousreply 497April 5, 2024 3:47 AM

They were all first generation immigrants treated as expendables. Correct?

by Anonymousreply 498April 5, 2024 3:50 AM

Well protected bridge in Tampa - Sunshine Skyway

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by Anonymousreply 499April 5, 2024 6:00 AM

R494 thanks for explaining. It certainly does sound like the company was terribly negligent.

by Anonymousreply 500April 5, 2024 9:50 AM

Interesting, r499. Are the white circular items extra reinforcement or some kind of sensors?

by Anonymousreply 501April 5, 2024 12:08 PM

The white circles are cement and steel pillars! The bridge that just collapsed had them. They ofter no direct protection of the bridge supports. They are incentive for the boat to go under the bridge correctly and in a straight line.

by Anonymousreply 502April 5, 2024 1:24 PM

here. you can see three of the four "dots". They were not sufficient to stop the ship going into the support.

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by Anonymousreply 503April 5, 2024 1:28 PM

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is not properly protected, either.

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by Anonymousreply 504April 5, 2024 1:29 PM

Here is a bridge in the process of being protected.

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by Anonymousreply 505April 5, 2024 1:36 PM

They're planning on having part of the channel open this month, and fully open by the end of May. That's impressive.

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