Visitors seen after the George Washington Bridge in New York, U.S. was closed because of a bomb menace in accordance with the Mayor, on this nonetheless body taken from social media video August 22, 2019. CHRISTINA /by way of REUTERS
(Reuters) – The George Washington Bridge in New York, one of the crucial closely used spans on the earth, was re-opened early Friday after a suspicious bundle noticed by a motorist turned out to be only a pipe, authorities and media stated.
All lanes of the double-decker bridge have been closed round 9 p.m. Thursday (0100 GMT Friday) after a motorist known as in to police a couple of suspicious bundle, Mayor Invoice de Blasio introduced on Twitter. De Blasio urged vacationers to hunt various routes.
Authorities re-opened the bridge round 12:30 a.m. to all visitors, the mayor later stated.
The New York Publish and different media reported that an object that seemed like a pipe bomb was noticed by a motorist, forcing the shutdown of the bridge round 9 p.m.
However the object was discovered to be inert, with no explosives, media reported.
Authorities re-opened each the decrease and higher ranges in each instructions throughout the bridge, which hyperlinks New York with New Jersey over the Hudson River.
Reporting by Wealthy McKay in Atlanta; Modifying by Paul Tait and Michael Perry