Lift and Swing Bridges
Before operating a bridge that restricts foot or vehicular traffic, the Considerate Boater has a good look to see if road traffic or another boat is approaching to keep the disruption to a minimum. If they are the second boat to arrive at the bridge then they despatch their own crew to help.
They also keep bridges open for other boats when needed and don’t get too wound up if the other boat then overtakes. If a Considerate Boater is the one who has been allowed to overtake and the next stop is a lock, waterpoint or similar restriction then they will allow the other boat to use the facility first. A really good boater will even set the lock for them.