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    George Washington Bridge in New York closed due to bomb threat

    US authorities on Friday closed the George Washington Bridge in New York for a bomb threat.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blazio announced on Twitter that all the corridors of the double bridge were closed at around 9 pm (0100 GMT Friday) after a threat was reported about a suspicious device, pointing to travelers. By finding alternative routes to the bridge, which is one of the most used bridges in the world.

    Since then, authorities have opened the ancestral level of the bridge, while the upper level has remained closed in both directions across the bridge linking New York to New Jersey over the Hudson River az.

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