Bridge Collapse Causes Major Disruptions in US Automotive Supply Chain

What we know so far about the Baltimore bridge collapse: reminiscent of an action movie

In the early hours of Monday, a dramatic accident occurred on the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland, USA. The bridge, which spans over the Chesapeake Bay, collapsed suddenly, leaving eight workers and at least seven cars in the cold water. Miraculously, all crew members on the freighter Dali were unharmed.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time when the ship veered off course near the bridge. Authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a cause of the collapse, with the Baltimore FBI stating that the collision was not intentional. The investigation into the cause of the bridge collapse continues as authorities work to recover any remaining survivors and vehicles from the water.

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge has significant implications for the US automotive supply chain, with major car companies like Ford and General Motors having to redirect parts shipments through other ports. The closure of the port of Baltimore for rescue operations further complicates the situation for these companies, who rely heavily on the port for their operations.

Mayor Brandon Scott described the accident as something out of an action movie, drawing international attention and condolences from US President Joe Biden. The vessel, part of Danish shipping company Maersk, lost propulsion before colliding with

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