NYC: George Washington Bridge closed due to suspicious package

NYC: George Washington Bridge closed due to suspicious package
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The busiest Bridge in America (and in the world) was CLOSED Thursday night  because a "suspicious package" found on the George Washington bridge which spans the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York City.

Authorities say the George Washington Bridge was closed in both directions due to police activity.

A suspicious package on the upper level of the bridge was under investigation, police say.

The upper and lower levels of the bridge are both closed.

Drivers were being advised to seek alternate routes.

The bridge carries 102 million vehicles a year, making it the world's busiest road bridge, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates it.

 UPDATE -- The George Washington Bridge reopened in both directions late Thursday night following a police investigation.

A suspicious package (THOUGHT TO BE A PIPE BOMB) on the upper level of the bridge was investigated by the Port Authority Police Department and the Bergen County New Jersey bomb squad.

The NYPD gave the all-clear just after 11 p.m. and traffic began moving again.


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    William Raywalt · 2 months ago
    Does anyone in city government or policing understand that terrorists would place a bomb like that to create exactly the situation that the city government and police reacted with...? That is, shut down the bridge and paralyzed the city. Really...? If the case didn't have an attached booby trap string, throw it over the side of the bridge into the river. DUH!!!!