The bridge collapse in Baltimore is prompting safety concerns from experts in New York State.

New York officials are responding to the tragic bridge collapse in Maryland.

Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapses After Being Struck By Cargo Ship
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On Tuesday around 1:30 a.m., a container ship crashed into a heavily traveled Baltimore bridge causing a major collapse.

Terrifying videos posted to social media show the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsing after one of its supports was struck by the large vessel.

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Many are presumed dead.

New York Bridges Are "Well Protected"

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New York City Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi who oversees infrastructure, says city bridges are well protected from accidental impacts.

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"We want New Yorkers to rest assured that the right precautions are in place to ensure that our infrastructure is safe and remains safe and how it interacts with both trucks and ships that both hit bridges occasionally. We have the right protections in place," Joshi said during a press conference.

Joshi also notes New York's bridge infrastructure "is some of the most highly monitored infrastructure in the nation."

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