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Controlled Demolition Scheduled for Remaining Steel Span of Collapsed Baltimore Bridge

The controlled demolition of the largest remaining steel span of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has been postponed due to weather conditions, according to officials. The demolition will facilitate the removal of the Dali, a ship that lost power and crashed into the bridge, causing its collapse. The ship has been stuck amidst the wreckage and caused the closure of Baltimore's busy port to most maritime traffic. Six members of a roadwork crew died in the collapse, their bodies recovered last week. The ship's 21-member crew will remain onboard during the demolition. Officials say the demolition is the safest and most efficient way to remove steel under high pressure and tension. The demolition is expected to take place on Monday evening.

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Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/maryland-baltimore-bridge-collapse-controlled-demolition-3da84f13a5688af5cc0bdba4c922bd32 - https://www.npr.org/2024/05/12/1250790802/controlled-demolition-planned-at-baltimore-bridge-collapse-site

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merysmemoirs

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Demolishing the bridge will destroy the unique natural landscape created by the crumbling highway, robbing future generations of this distinctive feature.

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Ship Damaged in Red Sea Attack, Houthi Rebels Suspected

A ship was damaged in a suspected missile attack in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. The incident occurred near the port city of Hodeida, close to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. While no group has claimed responsibility, suspicion has immediately fallen on Yemen's Houthi rebels. The vessel reported taking on water after being struck and is said to be proceeding to its next port of call. This attack follows a string of similar incidents in recent months, with the Houthis demanding that Israel end its war in Gaza. Shipping traffic in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden has decreased due to the threat of attacks.

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Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/yemen-red-sea-ship-attack-c47710540383198ba1acb41b07f14751 - https://www.foxnews.com/world/vessel-water-red-sea-suspected-attack-yemens-houthi-rebels