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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 36 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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Palm Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Everyone staggers on this bridge. Great views of Willenstad. Very unique. best way to get from one side of town to the other.

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Winchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This pontoon bridge is a highlight of the Unesco heritage site, Willemstad. When it is straddling the main entrance into the harbour, you can walk right across it. In the centre there is some side-to-side movement, created by the waves. Up to 30 times a day, the bridge opens to allow shipping into or out of the harbour. This is... More

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Redmond, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and amusing experience, bring your camera as the view from the bridge is the BEST in town, of town. It's funny to watch everyone rushing to get on/off before the bridge opens which it does regularly.

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great landmark. If your lucky the bridge will open to let a ship pass by. Nice to experience. When they start the horn you can either get of the bridge or stay on it. It's nice to stay on to experience the opening of the bridge.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is interesting to walk over and feel it shift and rock somewhat. It is rather wide and long but low to the water so you can see the water and waves closer than most bridges. Right after we crossed it they closed it for ship traffic and later we had to return by the free ferry boat. I much... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting to watch the traffic come and go. Bridge moves when you cross it - need your sea legs. Busy place - we saw it open for pleasure, work, and official vessels.

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This bridge separates the city in two, from otrobanda to punda you can cross this bridge which floats in the sea and when walking by you can actually feel it swinging. At night the bridge is illuminated in different colors which makes the view al lot more beautiful. When ships cross by the bridge is taken, but you can cross... More

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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great island, with very cool bridge that leads to lively city center. Interesting local stands by the port. Also ruins of old city and fort all in one place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The floating bridge links Punda to Otrobanda. It is easy to walk by and it get illuminated at night. Great spot to take some pictures! Be careful as the bridge may open for ships or cargos and can remain open for hours. In case you get stuck in the wrong side, you need to take a taxi to come back!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

one more reason to visit Curacao! this is the most amazing bridge i ever seen..its moves on the water for the boats to come in and on the night theres a nice place to take some photos. the bridge also offer pedestrian acces from punda to otrabanda.

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