Police radio captures calm, then panic, as bridge collapses

March 27, 2024

The whole bridge just collapsed," comes the next panicked message as the Dali slams into the structure. Another officer radios in: "I can't get to the other side, sir, the bridge is down." At a gas station convenience store in Baltimore, Patricia Sisk regularly encounters harried commuters and stressed-out parents in the early hours. But on the morning after the bridge collapse, the 82-year-old instead found herself greeting a stream of police officers, emergency personnel and worried locals. With his breakfast, soda and cookies in hand, Baltimore resident Paul Kratsas said he had long feared that an incident like Tuesday's bridge collapse could happen.