The Foresthill Bridge in Placer County was shut down for hours on Tuesday due to an emergency situation, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said.

The bridge was shut down at approximately 4:30 p.m. because of the incident.

Authorities diverted traffic on to State Highway 49 to Old Foresthill Road as an alternate route while authorities worked to resolve the situation.

Just after 9 p.m., authorities said the situation was under control , and that the bridge would be opened shortly.