Suspicious device snarls traffic on George Washington Bridge

Traffic has reopened on the George Washington Bridge after authorities investigated a suspicious package scare.

NEW YORK -- Traffic has reopened on the George Washington Bridge after authorities investigated a suspicious package scare.

Officials say the suspicious device was found on the upper level of the bridge near the New Jersey side just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing authorities to briefly shut down traffic in both directions.

The bridge, which spans the Hudson River, is considered one of the busiest in the world.