The FDNY and NYPD descended on the Whitestone Bridge, which connects the Bronx and Queens, after a worker fell from the bridge, authorities say.
There was heavy traffic on the bridge in both directions as rescuers responded to reports of the worker falling onto a ledge just after 4:30 p.m.
The condition of the worker wasn’t immediately known.
Queens-bound traffic arriving from the Hutchinson River Parkway was backed up, with only one lane getting by at 5:15 p.m. Most Bronx-bound traffic was getting by, except for one lane blocked by emergency vehicles.