New York authorities have determined that a moving truck abandoned on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, formerly known as Triborough Bridge, did not pose a threat.
Police closed off the bridge for about two hours on both directions after being made aware of the incident shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The department's bomb squad was called to the scene after a toll booth operator who approached the U-Haul truck smelled a strong odor of gasoline, said Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne.
The truck, with Arizona license plates, was headed to Manhattan from the Bronx when the driver abandoned it about 1,000 feet from a toll booth - and ran off, witnesses told police.
The bridge earned its former name - Triborough - because it connects three of New York's five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.