Large crane delivery to Port of Baltimore on Sept. 9

Four large cranes will be travel up the Chesapeake Bay to the Port of Baltimore on Sept. 9.

The Maryland Transportation Authority will temporarily hold traffic in both directions on the Francis Scott Key Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge today, 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.

As of Wednesday morning, the MDTA announced that the vessels were estimated to arrive at the Bay Bridge at about 10 a.m. and at the Key Bridge at about noon on Thursday, for about 15 to 30 minutes each passage.

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.