Suspicious Vehicle Temporarily Closes Brooklyn Bridge

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: The Brooklyn Bridge is viewed from the shore at a park October 19, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECP) finds that rising sea levels due to global warming threatens some of the world’s major cities. According to the report, seas are rising twice as fast as recently projected threatening such sea level cities as New York, Miami, London, Tokyo, Mumbai and Amsterdam. World leaders are scheduled to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark in December for the UN-sponsored climate-change conference where issues such as rising sea levels are to be discussed. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2009 Getty Images

Holiday weekend traffic got even more horrific on Monday evening when an abandoned SUV with no license plates was found in a Manhattan-bound lane on the Brooklyn Bridge. Police shut down traffic on the bridge in both directions from about 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. while they tried to determine whether the car posed a threat. No explosives were found in the vehicle, and investigators are still trying to figure out how and why it was left on the bridge.