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President Biden says federal government will pay full cost to replace FSK Bridge

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Mar 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-26 16:01:33-04

President Joe Biden held a briefing Tuesday addressing the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, announcing the federal government would "pay for the entire cost" of reconstruction.

The Commander in Chief, who was briefed on the incident earlier in the morning, said people aboard the ship alerted authorities about losing control which allowed for traffic to be closed off.

"We're gonna stay with you, as long as it takes," said Biden.

According to the President, the Army Corps of Engineers would lead efforts to clear bridge debris out of the Patapsco River, so shipping can get back on track.

Biden talked up the importance of the Port's economic impact and the bridge's role in transportation around the region.

He directed his administration "to move heaven and earth to reopen the Port and rebuild the bridge as soon as humanely possible," which one expert said could take years.

Vice President Kamala Harris also commented on the bridge collapse Tuesday.

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