Published: Oct 15, 2010 4:11 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 15, 2010 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Bridge is shut down in both directions as New York City police investigate a report of a suspicious package on the pedestrian walkway.

The report came in just before 10 a.m. Friday. Police say someone on the walkway saw a flashlight with copper wiring and called 911. Pedestrian traffic is also closed.

The bridge, which was opened in 1883, is undergoing a series of renovations for the next several years and there is a lot of construction on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn ends.