WESTPORT — More traffic disruptions in the Saugatuck area can be expected Friday, police warn, as repairs continue to the 139-year-old swing bridge carrying Bridge Street/Route 136 over the Saugatuck River.

Work on the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge — expected to take place between 10 a.m. and noon Friday — will require the span to be “intermittently” opened and closed to traffic, according to an alert issued by Westport police Friday morning.

The bridge got stuck in the open position several hours Thursday while repairs were being conducted by crews from the state Department of Transportation.

To help ease traffic congestion caused by Friday’s continuing repairs, police officers will be deployed to both ends of the bridge as well as the intersections of Post Road West and Route 33/Riverside Avenue and to Rte. 33, and Post Road East and Imperial Avenue. Nonetheless, police warn, traffic congestion in the Saugatuck area is expected to be heavy and urge drivers to avoid the area if possible.