UPDATE: Blue Water Bridge reopened following suspicious package investigation

Blue Water Bridge from Point Edward. October 28, 2011. (Photo by Lambton County Trails)

The Blue Water Bridge has reopened following an investigation into a suspicious package located near the international border crossing Thursday morning.

Port Huron Police said the package was found near the train tracks and scenic turnout north of the bridge just after 7:30 a.m. The bridge was closed to traffic by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shortly after and reopened at around 9:30 a.m.

The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad was also called to assist with the investigation, and the United States Coast Guard blocked off boat traffic just under the bridge as a precaution.