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Baltimore bridge collapse: Here’s the latest detour and CMV travel info


The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has shared detour and CMV travel information for drivers attempting to navigate around Tuesday morning’s catastrophic bridge collapse in Baltimore.

At 1:30 a.m. on March 26, a cargo ship leaving the Port of Baltimore struck the (I-695) Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. Several vehicles including a semi truck fell into the water below the bridge.

Following the bridge collapse, MDTA released detour and CMV travel information to help drivers navigate around the closure:

  • Avoid the southeast corridor of I-695. I-695 Outer Loop closed at MD 10 (exit 2) and Inner Loop closed at MD 157/Peninsula Expressway (exit 43). Harbor Crossing alternate routes will be I-95 or I-895 tunnels.
  • Vehicles transporting hazardous materials prohibited in tunnels should use the western section of I-695 around tunnels. This includes vehicles carrying bottled propane gas in excess of 10 pounds per container (maximum of 10 containers), bulk gasoline, explosives, significant amounts of radioactive materials.
  • Vehicles in excess of 13’-6”, in height, or 96” (8 feet) in width are prohibited from using the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. I-95 Ft. McHenry Tunnel restrictions are height – 14’ – 6” width – 11’ – 0”.
  • The Port of Baltimore is still open for truck transactions.

Keep up to date with the latest from MDTA here.


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