Cranes headed to Port of Baltimore prompt Bay Bridge shutdown
Maryland transportation officials shut down the Bay Bridge on Thursday in order to facilitate transporting four 'ultra-large' cranes bound for the Port of Baltimore.
CHESAPEAKE BAY, Md. - Maryland’s Bay Bridge was briefly shut down on Thursday in order to accommodate four cranes headed to the Port of Baltimore aboard a ship.
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According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, the same cranes were slated to temporarily shut down the Key Bridge around noon.
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The cranes are loaded aboard ships – but officials were keen on avoiding distracting drivers headed across the bridge.