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Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) complete collapse after large ship hits it

Started by rickmastfan67, March 26, 2024, 04:09:30 AM

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Moose

Quote from: jmacswimmer on May 31, 2024, 02:32:50 PMThe Request for Proposals was released by MDTA today:

https://mdta.maryland.gov/blog-category/mdta-news-releases/mdta-invites-proposals-rebuilding-francis-scott-key-bridge

QuoteKey Bridge Rebuild Milestone Dates:

Proposals Due: Monday, June 24, 2024

Project Team Selection: Mid-to-late Summer 2024

Project Completion: Fall 2028 

Well, it will likely be a cable stayed.. but lets build a nice "showpiece" bridge here, in my mind. It would be a cabled stayed bridge, with the cables illuminated in such a way that it looks Red White and Blue..


Henry

If this report is to be believed, our suspicions have been confirmed that the new bridge will be built on the exact same alignment as the old one, which would mean demolishing the remainder of the old bridge. And that would make the most sense, what with the toll plaza being replaced by a gantry only five years ago, and (as I said it before) there's no reason to move said gantry now.

Quote from: Moose on June 04, 2024, 05:51:36 PM
Quote from: jmacswimmer on May 31, 2024, 02:32:50 PMThe Request for Proposals was released by MDTA today:

https://mdta.maryland.gov/blog-category/mdta-news-releases/mdta-invites-proposals-rebuilding-francis-scott-key-bridge

QuoteKey Bridge Rebuild Milestone Dates:

Proposals Due: Monday, June 24, 2024

Project Team Selection: Mid-to-late Summer 2024

Project Completion: Fall 2028 

Well, it will likely be a cable stayed.. but lets build a nice "showpiece" bridge here, in my mind. It would be a cabled stayed bridge, with the cables illuminated in such a way that it looks Red White and Blue..
Also, we could use orange for baseball season and purple for football season, and maybe red and green for the Christmas holiday season. FWIW, the new showpiece bridge should complement the skyline as well as the old one did, if not better than that.
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Quote from: Henry on June 11, 2024, 03:19:07 PMIf this report is to be believed, our suspicions have been confirmed that the new bridge will be built on the exact same alignment as the old one, which would mean demolishing the remainder of the old bridge. And that would make the most sense, what with the toll plaza being replaced by a gantry only five years ago, and (as I said it before) there's no reason to move said gantry now.

Quote from: Moose on June 04, 2024, 05:51:36 PM
Quote from: jmacswimmer on May 31, 2024, 02:32:50 PMThe Request for Proposals was released by MDTA today:

https://mdta.maryland.gov/blog-category/mdta-news-releases/mdta-invites-proposals-rebuilding-francis-scott-key-bridge

QuoteKey Bridge Rebuild Milestone Dates:

Proposals Due: Monday, June 24, 2024

Project Team Selection: Mid-to-late Summer 2024

Project Completion: Fall 2028 

Well, it will likely be a cable stayed.. but lets build a nice "showpiece" bridge here, in my mind. It would be a cabled stayed bridge, with the cables illuminated in such a way that it looks Red White and Blue..
Also, we could use orange for baseball season and purple for football season, and maybe red and green for the Christmas holiday season. FWIW, the new showpiece bridge should complement the skyline as well as the old one did, if not better than that.
but the old one is 2 lanes with no shoulders so that may force them to rebuild the tolls also the turn around tolling can be changed? set up to give the discount to all?

jmacswimmer

Earlier today the Dali departed Baltimore for Norfolk and cleared the Bay Bridge around 11:15, with traffic held as it passed underneath:

https://x.com/TheMDTA/status/1805262722273042745

Meanwhile the Broening Highway turnaround will now remain untolled through late August, with MDTA to "reassess the status" again at that point. Looks like google maps finally updated at some point to show I-695 as reopened leading up to the turnaround.

https://x.com/TheMDTA/status/1805295673593446413
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bluecountry

QuoteProposals for the rebuild of the Francis Scott Key Bridge are due Monday. But the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC) and its allies "urgently request the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to accept designs that include light rail transit for the rebuilding," in an official statement released Thursday.

In their statement, advocates argue that a light rail option would increase work opportunities and improve air quality while reducing commute times. "The mantra in the industry is, development follows rail," said Samuel Jordan, president of BTEC. "So why shouldn't we extend that opportunity for expanded development that's going to occur, and is occurring in East Baltimore County, across the bridge?" he asked.

Jordan believes adding light rail will help people in underserved neighborhoods in South Baltimore without cars get to work. They could ride to places like Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point where companies like Amazon, UPS and FedEx are located.

https://www.wypr.org/wypr-news/2024-06-21/baltimore-transit-coalition-urges-delay-in-key-bridge-rebuild-proposals



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