The movement of the bridge can cause several physics-related glitches.
If traffic is blocked on the bridge as the bridge moves up, cars will drive off the bridge but will be driving in mid air.
Canceling the taxi side mission as the bridge moves up will have the passenger sink through the bridge.
When the traffic stops because of the bell-sound, and the bridge begins to rise, if you hit a vehicle which is stopped, it will start driving and will drive off the bridge. After a few seconds from its fall, water can be seen thrown up on the bridge by its wheels, which is quite impossible, due to the bridge's height.
In Grand Theft Auto III, If walking carefully, the player can reach a smaller land under the level of the bridge's path on both sides. However, the player can only escape from this place by jumping into the water and sink. If dying on the Shoreside Vale side, the player will be transported to the Hope Medical College, if on Staunton Island site, will be transported to Carson General Hospital.
In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, if the player loads a profile with Shoreside Vale unlocked and then loads another where it is not unlocked, the bridge will work and the player will have access to Shoreside Vale.
Much like Harwood ferry station and Portland Harbor, there is a picketing line here. Same just like the two other locations, if the player trespasses the bridge while the picketing line happens, the protesters/strikers will become hostile to Toni. This happens in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
If the bridge is raised, and the player stops a car with its front end hanging off the edge of the bridge, when the bridge comes back down, the car may get stuck with its front end submerged in the ground.
In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, if the player has an Infernus, they can activate the Perfect Traction cheat and jump off Staunton to Shoreside and vice versa by picking a high speed and jump. However, if the speed isn't enough, the player will fall into the water.
Shoreside Lift Bridge under construction in 1998 (GTA Liberty City Stories).