All street traffic must stop! Did you see the flashing light? Hear the bell? Notice the red and white arm lower?
It does not matter if you are a bus, a truck, a sedan, an SUV, or a bicycle. ALL street traffic must stop!
But…but…but…I’m late for an appointment.
Explain the situation when you arrive. Locals will understand.
When the bridge tender raises the draw bridge…ALL street traffic needs to pause.
Best reaction? Stop your vehicle, draw a good breath, and watch the river traffic enjoy right-of-way.