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Baltimore, CSX reach $1.2 million settlement in E. 26th Street collapse

Baltimore, CSX reach $1.2 million settlement in E. 26th Street collapse

More than 20 Baltimore families will share $1.2 million as compensation for the collapse of a street in Charles Village nearly two years ago.

The retaining wall that held East 26th Street over railroad tracks failed in April 2014 after heavy rains. Trees, streetlights and cars parked on the street fell to the rails below.

Residents of the block between St. Paul and North Charles streets, some of whom had long complained that the aging street was showing signs of deterioration, were displaced for months.

The city's spending panel voted 5-0 Wednesday to approve the settlement. CSX Transportation will pay about $700,000; the city will contribute $467,000.

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