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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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Troy, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Really neat concept of a bridge on pontoons that swings open for boats to pass into the bay. Very unique bridge and a must see when in Willemstad. There is a lot to see in downtown when visiting the bridge and great local spots like the floating market and Plaza Bieu to try fresh local food.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

When we first saw the bridge during the day, it was kind of ho-hum. When the sun went down and the bridge lit up, it was magnificent. The different colors bouncing off the water was amazing. A must see when visiting.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This bridge gives you a good view of Town old part. Walking on the bridge during strong wind is also fan.

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

it's a bridge that swings over to the other side to let the barges and ships through and is now only open for foot traffic. When it is open to allow ships, the ferry is there to take you to the other side.

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Houston, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So funny that there are reviews of a bridge! But let me throw my 2 cents in on the subject. It is surprisingly intriguing...for a bridge. We parked in Otrobanda and walked across the bridge to go to the fruit market in Punda. Then we sat at a cafe on the canal for some drinks and were fascinated to watch... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was an interesting structure. It was neat watching it open and watching the people run to get across it before it fully opened.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The bridge is both functional and beautiful at night. Walk across the bridge to get a great view of the city. Wait for the bridge lights to come on and enjoy the view.

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited Willemstad while on a Cruise vacation. The pontoon bridge is really fascinating. It actually swings out of the way when a ship needs to cross. If you need to cross and the bridge is in the open position, you can take a ferry (free) that is located right next to the bridge. Great photo opportunities on bridge with nice... More

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Miami
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting engineering...we were lucky to see the bridge open! We found out its history when we visited the Maritime Museum. It took an American selling ice to come up with this idea!

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were in Willemstad as a cruise port visit. We walked from the mega pier to use the pontoon bridge and cross over to the Punda section of town. At the Punda end of the bridge is a small shack for the bridgekeeper and the engines to move the bridge to an open position when ongoing ship traffic is moving... More

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