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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Bridges
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also separates the two halves of the city.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

magnificent to see it working opening more than 30 times a day! and the setting in the colorfull city of willemstad

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling to Curacao - make sure to take time and cross the QEP Bridge. It's one of a kind and provides lots of photo ops when it has to go in motion to let big tankers in/out. Tip - eat lunch/dinner at the Iguana Cafe right on the waterfront and chances are good you'll see the bridge... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Quirky but pleasing pontoon which is the central focal point of the town. Watching it open and close during the course of a day sets the beat and rhythm of the town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'm thankful for the bridge, but only to get to the other side. It's interesting, but not incredible.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice connector between two beautiful sides of colorful houses , restaurants, and shops. Nighttime bridge is lit with colorful lights making for a very dramatic effect

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Pontoon bridge is very unique and cool. Worth spending a few minutes to watch it open for boat traffic.

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a very unique bridge. It is the only one in the world. it is very nice decorated with lights eand the athosmphere that hangs around the bridge is great. On curacao they call it "The swinging old lady"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's a beautiful place. You can see boats coming and going and it is something relaxing to walk around and visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is one of those sites you just have to experience while in Curacao. It is a functioning piece of art and is nice during the day but even more impressive at night when lit up. Stop for a quick bite or drink somewhere along the canal and enjoy the show!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This amazing pontoon bridge actually moves, creating an opening that lets boats and ships access the port. If you time it right you can stand on the bridge when it swings open to let boats through, which is a very unique experience. While the bridge is in motion there is a free ferry service so that people don't get stranded... More

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