DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (WABC) -- A gas leak forced authorities to close part of the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday morning.
Investigators say a construction crew damaged a gas pipe with a backhoe at about 9:30.
Workers were installing a sidewalk on Jay Street when they struck the pipe.
Officials ordered the evacuation of the District Courthouse and Eastbound lanes on the bridge were shut down as a precaution.
Gas service to residential buildings was not affected.