WATCH LIVE: Maryland Governor Moore and members of Congress provide an update on the Baltimore Bridge restoration


Maryland Gov. Wes Moore will hold a news conference with members of Congress on Tuesday to discuss support for rebuilding the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, which has blocked the main shipping channel in the Port of Baltimore for nearly two weeks.

The event is scheduled to begin at 11:35 p.m. ET. Watch it in the player above.

As Maryland lawmakers reached the end of their legislative session on Monday, a measure was approved and sent to Moore's desk allowing the state's rainy day fund to be used to support port workers. The governor planned to sign the emergency law on Tuesday and put it into effect immediately.

The bridge collapsed on March 26 after it was hit by the cargo ship Dali, which lost power shortly after leaving Baltimore en route to Sri Lanka. The ship issued a May alert and police had just enough time to stop traffic, but not enough to rescue a road construction crew that was filling potholes on the bridge.

Authorities believe six workers – immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – fell to their deaths in the Patapsco River. Two others survived. The bodies of three workers have been recovered, but the search for the other victims continues.

Temporary alternative channels have been opened, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week that it expects to open a restricted-access canal for container ships and some ships carrying cars and farm equipment by the end of April. Officials aim to restore the Port of Baltimore to normal capacity by the end of May.

More than 50 recovery divers and 12 cranes are on site to help cut out sections of the bridge and remove it from the important waterway. Crews began removing containers from the deck over the weekend and are making progress in removing portions of the bridge that lie over the ship's bow so it can eventually move, according to the Key Bridge Response Unified Command.