MANHATTAN — A man was found dead Tuesday in a Brooklyn-bound lane of the Williamsburg Bridge, snarling traffic on the span as investigators worked to figure out how he got there, NYPD officials said.
The 31-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was found lying in the road unconscious and unresponsive about 5:22 a.m. and was pronounced dead soon afterward, an NYPD spokesman said.
Investigators believe he fell from higher on the bridge, but it wasn't immediately clear from where or why he was up there, officials said.
There did not appear to be a vehicle nearby that might have been associated with the incident, police said.
The investigation sparked traffic problems on the bridge ahead of the morning commute, officials said.
Vehicle collision on BK-bound outer roadway of the Williamsburg Brdg, expect delays. Consider alt routes & allow for additional travel time.— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) November 1, 2016