NYC DOT workers save kitten stranded on ledge of Manhattan Bridge

A New York City cat got to keep one of its nine lives last week thanks to the city’s Department of Transportation workers.

The cat was rescued by the DOT after it was spotted scaling the thin ledge along the outside of the Manhattan Bridge July 22, according to the New York Daily News. The workers closed off traffic in one lane, set a trap and had the courages kitty caught within an hour.

“I want to thank our crew for rescuing one of our furry friends on the Manhattan Bridge today,”  DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said. “All in a day’s work for the women and men of NYC DOT’s Bridges division!”

Prior to the cat’s rescue, the Gothamist posted that office workers near the Manhattan Bridge were watching as the cat chased a pigeon onto the bridge. The cat was seen walking around trying to navigate the small ledge it found itself on after the pigeon flew away.

It marked the second New York City cat rescue in the same day after a pair of NYPD officers saved a cat that had fallen into the subway.