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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 34 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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Curaçao is more special ro visit because of this bridge. When in Willemstad, do not miss the opportunity to cross it and take some of your most unforgettable snap shots. Queen Emma bridge is a great spot for the best Punda photos because of the perfect assortment of pastel colors it displays.

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Stittsville, Ontario
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Curacao, we spent a few hours in Willemstad, and having parked near the ship dock, we wanted to cross the water and headed onto this pedestrian bridge. No sooner had we got on, than the whistle blew, the gates closed behind us and the bridge began to swing away in order to let a boat... More

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Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This bridge sits atop 14 pontoon boats. I have never seen anything like it and was absolutely amazed by it. I took a video of it opening and closing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You have to see.. during the day and at night. A true sight! A nice way to see both sides of the Town.

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LONDON
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58 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This bridge is a must see. It dates back to the 19th century, and I doubt it's changed much since! Opens on a regular basis to allow cruise liners and other boats / ships to pass and relies on a klaxon and common-sense to work - Jump the divide at your peril! A ferry allows you to cross when open,... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When visiting Curaçao, this bridge is a must see. It dates back to the 19th century, and looks like it hasn't been changed much since, tying in to the already very historic Willemstad. It's much more unique than your average bridge, as it floats and moves with the waves and currents. It's also very interesting to see it swing open... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This bridge opens at least 10-12 times a day to allow cruise ships or tankers to enter the harbour. It is a bridge from the 19th century and unique to stand/walk on or look at from the terras of La Iguana

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Aside from being a major pedestrian thoroughfare, this bridge is beautifully constructed and artfully decorated. When warning horns sound, indicating ship movement in the channel, you join the throngs of people rushing towards the opposite plaza. The pontoons supporting the bridge are amazing to watch as they slowly drift outward to accommodate marine traffic. Surprisingly, you don't really feel a... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

How often do you get to ride a bridge? This is a floating bridge. They will open it so boats can pass with you on it and you can take pictures while its moving and you don't have to wear a life vest AND ITS FREE. Can you tell I liked it. What a colorful city Willemstad is and to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Never seen a floating bridge in action before; it's worth sticking around to see it move! It's also fun to get stuck on it WHILE it's moving!

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