Authorities said a call about the car, a Dodge Durango with no license plates on the Manhattan-bound lanes, came in around 5:15 p.m. Monday. The vehicle was stopped a short distance into the bridge's span coming from the Brooklyn side of the East River.
Police shut down traffic in both directions around 6 p.m., causing a traffic headache as drivers were forced to find alternate routes. Authorities declared the all-clear around 7 p.m., with traffic resuming soon after.
A member of the bomb squad as well as a bomb sniffing dog could be seen checking out the vehicle that was left on the bridge. The vehicle appeared to be a blue Dodge Durango.
(The Associated Press Contributed to This Report)