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Long Beach Bridge to partially close for NBC show 'The Blacklist,' starring James Spader

Long Beach Bridge (May 28, 2012)

Long Beach Bridge (May 28, 2012) Credit: Jim Staubitser

The northbound side of the Long Beach Bridge will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday until 11 p.m. on Sunday because of the filming of a television show, Long Beach officials said.

The filming of an upcoming NBC action-adventure pilot called “The Blacklist” will necessitate the closure, city officials said.

Traffic will continue to run in both directions on the southbound side of the bridge, which could cause delays, Nassau police said in a statement. Additionally, filming could be loud, city officials said.

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

“The Blacklist” stars James Spader — famous for his roles in films such as “Pretty In Pink” and “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” and television shows such as “Boston Legal” — as the world’s most wanted criminal, according to entertainment website


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