NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A contractor was injured and trapped on a ledge after falling from the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the worker fell roughly six feet while working on the bridge just after 4 p.m.

Extensive delays affected both directions of traffic as FDNY and Emergency Service crews worked to rescue the injured contractor

The contractor was wearing a safety harness at the time of the fall, and was removed to a nearby hospital with back and arm injuries, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

All lanes of traffic have re-opened.