Emergency services attended the Tay Road Bridge this afternoon after reports of a man on the carriageway.
Police were called at 12.45pm after passers by raised the alarm on the Fife end of the bridge.
Two lifeboats and two coastguard teams were also dispatched as a precaution.
Officers arrived on the scene and by 1pm the man was taken into the care of the emergency services.
A spokesman for the Coastguard said: “We got a call from the police at about 12.50pm saying that there was a person in distress on the Fife end of the Tay Bridge.
“We asked for the two life boats from Carnoustie and Broughty Ferry to be sent and we also asked the coast guard teams from St Andrews and Carnoustie.
“Not long after that the police informed us that the person was safe and well.
“They said that he was now in custody so they all stood down at that point.”
Traffic was disrupted on both sides of the bridge while the incident was dealt with.