Key Bridge Cleanup and Builder Proposals are In

June 25, 2024
Clearing the channel and choosing a team are on the docket

The Dali left the Port of Baltimore on Monday, but the bills from the cleanup of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse are beginning to come in. 

Maryland’s Board of Public Works are considering a $50.3 million contract between the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) and Skanska for the removal and cleanup of debris.

“The debris consists mainly of large sections of highway bridge trusses, steel girders, the bridge deck, and concrete parapets,” the agenda item stated. 

According to a news release from Skanska, the contract’s work would conclude in July and would be fully funded by state toll revenue. However, the MTA “anticipates that this work is eligible for federal reimbursement.” 

The Skanska contract is for clearing the surrounding areas of the channel. 

“The debris in the federal channel of the river was removed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),” the agenda item stated. “The MDTA is responsible for removing the debris from the areas outside of the federal channel.” 

After the ship left Baltimore, proposals were submitted by teams interested in building the new bridge. 

The MTA released a request for proposals on May 31, opening a 24-day window for proposals to be submitted. A contract will be awarded mid- to late summer. 

The winning team will jump into Phase 1 and receive up to $73 million for “project development”. 

The MTA have estimated the new bridge will cost roughly $1.7 billion.


Source: Baltimore Sun 

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