Large crane delivery to Port of Baltimore on Sept. 9 will temporarily close Bay Bridge

Four large cranes like those seen in this photo courtesy of the Maryland Transportation Authority will be travel up the Chesapeake Bay to the Port of Baltimore on Sept. 9.

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Transportation Authority will temporarily hold traffic in both directions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) and Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) on Thursday, Sept. 9, during passage of marine vessels carrying four large cranes. Traffic holds will be used for safety purposes to ensure that drivers are not distracted crossing these bridges during the cranes’ passage beneath the structures. Traffic holds are anticipated to last for approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

The vessels’ estimated time of passage will occur around 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Bridge and 11:30 a.m. at the Key Bridge.

Times and durations will be dependent upon the vessel’s progress. This transport is weather dependent.

For real-time updates on this event, follow MDTA on Twitter at, view the feed at or call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for 24/7 traffic conditions at the Bay Bridge.

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