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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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the most awesome thing I have ever seen. The BRIDGE actually swayed over to the side for the passing ships.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Never seen anything exactly like this. Very interesting to watch from either side of the harbor, even more interesting to walk on. You never know when there will be traffic & it will swing open. It is very pretty at night when it is lit & the buildings on the Otrobanda side are lit also.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must see in Curacao. Cool feature you wont see many other places. Kind of neat walking over the bridge and being able to feel it move beneath you. You can actually be on the bridge when it swings open to let the boats pass. It does park open for a period but there are ferries running back and forth... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So beautiful! Never gets old watching the bridge move. Grab a drink and watch the ships pass. It is beautiful at night too!

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