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Biden will visit Baltimore on Friday, where the bridge collapsed.

Biden will visit Baltimore on Friday, where the bridge collapsed.

US President Joe Biden will visit Baltimore on Friday, April 5, where a ship previously crashed into a bridge, causing it to collapse and blocking the local port, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

Biden previously noted that he intended to visit Baltimore, but did not indicate a specific date.

“President Biden will travel to Baltimore on Friday to visit the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge,” Jean-Pierre said during a briefing.


The Francis Scott Key Highway Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsed on Tuesday after the out-of-control Singaporean container ship Dali crashed into it. At the same time, the authorities do not believe that the bridge was destroyed intentionally; everything points to a “random coincidence,” Biden noted. The American Ministry of Transport estimated the daily loss from the emergency at up to $200 million.

Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg noted that six people died in the emergency.