Long Beach Bridge will be partially closed this weekend while a film crew shoots an action scene for a TV pilot starring James Spader, who played William Bilbo in Lincoln.

Nassau County police said the northbound lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. Sunday, forcing both northbound and southbound traffic to be diverted onto single lanes in either direction on the southbound side.

NBC will be filming “The Blacklist,” in which Spader plays the world’s most-wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in to the FBI, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Please note that filming will involve special effects such as fire, smoke, actors repelling off the bridge, gunshots, and a car collision,” Long Beach officials wrote on the city’s website. “These are elements of the filming and will be monitored by appropriate law enforcement officials.”

Drivers should avoid the area or expect delays.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.