Baltimore continues to investigate Charles Village road collapse

BALTIMORE - A week later and Baltimore officials say they are working diligently to secure the area around East 26th  and Charles streets after a road collapse .

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says crews are working 12 hour shifts seven days a week to stabilize the area. This includes drilling giant holes into the street and inserting huge steel pylons to help support the area. Crews are also using sonar technology to identify other potential weak spots.

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But, behind the scenes the investigation into who's at fault is still ongoing.

"I want to make sure when I get the answers, they’re complete; .that they are comprehensive,” Rawlings-Blake said “It doesn't do anybody any good to throw at you data that you don't know what to do with.  We would be in the same position.”

The data the mayor is referring to is documents dating back to the 1880's. The rail that runs along that part of Baltimore was part of what the B&O railroad called the belt line.

The B&O built it and CSX now runs it but it's still unclear s who is responsible for it. The mayor has instructed her agencies to go back over all the 311 calls pertaining to last week’s rains and ramp up inspections surrounding any more complaints to ensure a similar collapse doesn’t occur elsewhere in Baltimore.
 

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