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Governor Moore Launches Central Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse Response Website

Governor Moore Launches Central Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse Response Website

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 12, 2024) – Since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024, organizations across the state have developed various websites, resources, information portals, etc. to assist those impacted by the bridge incident. The Washington County Department of Business and Economic Development is pleased to announce that Governor Wes Moore launched a central hub for all Marylanders seeking federal, state, and local resources and programs related to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. This comprehensive website includes information on relief programs for impacted workers and businesses, major traffic updates for commuters, and guidance on accessing in-person resources available through Maryland Business Recovery Centers.

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From Governor Moore’s Press Release (April 11, 2024) – “My administration wants to make it as simple as possible for Marylanders to navigate the resources available to them to mitigate impacts of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge,” said Governor Moore. “During the time of unimaginable tragedy, we have also seen our community rally around one another and lift each other up. I am committed to making sure those who are impacted know how to get the supports they need while we reopen the channel and get the Port fully operational.”

“Furthermore, the website provides Marylanders with updates based on my four directives for recovery, which include, giving closure to the victim’s families, clearing the channel and open vessel traffic to the Port of Baltimore, taking care of all those affected by the crisis, and rebuilding the Key Bridge. Additional resources on the website include direct links to information on the salvage and response operations from the Unified Command, up-to-date traffic and road closure alerts from the Maryland Department of Transportation, and Maryland’s official 511 Traveler Information Service.”

“The website will be updated regularly as additional programs become available through federal, state, and local resources. To view the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse Website, visit https://response.maryland.gov/bridge.”

For more information, please reach out to Brittany Marshall of the Governor’s Office, at: [email protected]. You may also contact Linda Spence, Business Specialist for the Washington County Department of Business and Economic Development at [email protected].

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