Biden to visit Baltimore bridge collapse site Friday

By Myah Ward | 04/01/2024 04:03 PM EDT

The visit comes a week after the Francis Scott Key Bridge was struck by a cargo ship.

The M/V Dali is shown with the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 30, 2024, in Baltimore.

The Dali container ship is shown with the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge on Saturday in Baltimore. Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/U.S. Coast Guard via AP

President Joe Biden will travel to Baltimore on Friday to visit the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced the visit Monday, noting that Biden will meet with state and local officials on the ground. She said additional details will be released about how the president will survey the damage in the coming days.

The trip comes after Biden said last week that he would visit the disaster site. The president also vowed that the federal government would provide all resources Baltimore needed to rebuild the bridge after a container ship led to its destruction. Six people were presumed dead after the crash.


“The president is going to see for himself what happened,” Jean-Pierre said. “See for himself the response.”