NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — A vehicle went off a bridge into a river Thursday morning in Norwich.

The vehicle drove off the side of Water Street Bridge and into the Shetucket River around 5:30 a.m., according to police.

Authorities said the driver got out of the vehicle and swam to shore. He was conscious and alert and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No one else was in the car.

Crews are working to remove the vehicle and inspect the bridge.

Police urge drivers to find alternate routes through the area as there may be traffic delays.