The horrific scene in Baltimore harbor strikes fear into communities like ours, where we have a big river and big bridges with ships passing under them.

Today we’ll talk about what’s known so far about the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore harbor after it was hit by a huge containership early Tuesday morning.

We’ll also talk about whether that could happen here on the Columbia.

Photo: The Astoria Megler Bridge has protective barriers around its supports that could protect it from the impact of a vessel. Joanne Rideout 3/26/24