President Biden’s Bridge Blunder – Confusion Erupts as Key Bridge Collapses After Container Ship Strike

President Biden’s Bridge Blunder – Confusion Erupts as Key Bridge Collapses After Container Ship Strike

President Joe Biden sparked confusion among Baltimore residents and commuters when he reminisced about commuting by train over Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge, which collapsed after being struck by a container ship.

Bridge Description

The Francis Scott Key Bridge spans 1.6 miles and features four lanes designated for Interstate 695 road traffic, crossing the Patapsco River and the outer Baltimore harbor.

Notably, the bridge does not include train tracks.

Biden’s Misstatement

Despite the bridge’s lack of train tracks, President Biden claimed to have taken the train over it “many times” during his commute from Delaware to Washington, D.C.

Biden’s Commuting History

Throughout his lengthy political career, Biden frequently traveled on the Amtrak train from D.C. to his home in Delaware.

However, the Amtrak route bypasses the Baltimore harbor area without crossing it.

White House Response

In response to reports questioning the accuracy of Biden’s recollection, the White House clarified that the President was referring to driving over the bridge during his commute between Delaware and D.C. over his 36-year tenure in the Senate.

Rebuilding Efforts

Despite the confusion, Biden expressed his commitment to rebuilding the bridge promptly and reopening the Baltimore port.

He pledged to mobilize resources to reconstruct the bridge, with the intention that the federal government would cover the entire cost of the project, seeking support from Congress.


President Biden’s misstatement about commuting by train over the Francis Scott Key bridge has raised eyebrows, with the White House offering clarification on his intended meaning.

Meanwhile, efforts to rebuild the collapsed bridge and restore vital transportation links continue, with federal funding expected to play a significant role.

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