Cranes on barges are helping remove bridge debris and open shipping routes in Baltimore.

Baltimore (AP)— On Thursday, massive crane-equipped barges headed into Baltimore to start removing

twisted metal and concrete to clear a crucial shipping channel blocked by the Francis Scott crucial Bridge catastrophe.

On Wednesday night, U.S. Coast Guard authorities said the barges were on their way near

where the bridge spanned the Patapsco River, but their arrival time remained unknown.

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The fall, caused by a powerless cargo ship ramming it early Tuesday, was substantial. 

Divers found the bodies of two men in a pickup truck near the bridge's middle span on Wednesday, 

but officials said they had to clear the mangled wreckage before finding the four other missing workers. Divers will search again after debris is cleared.

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