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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner 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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Tobago
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

It's a simple bridge, nothing truly spectacular on first glance...but then you hear an alarm sound and realize that there are some persons who are rushing to get off and others who start walking slower. Soon you realize that the bridge is moving!. It was a great experience being on the bridge while it was moving and I would recommend... More 

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Galloway, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Loved this foot bridge. It floats sideways on pontoons to allow boats to pass through unlike the usual lifting draw bridge. An alarm sounds and you have the option to stay on the bridge for the ride or hurry to get off. It's was some unexpected fun.

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Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went at the best possible time to see this amazing bridge. Arrived before sundown got to see the sunset, then the almost full moon, and the bridge was all decorated for Christmas. Pretty amazing to watch it functioning and be able to walk over it.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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191 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It is not possible to miss this if you are in Willemstad but you could miss its unique engineering. As it says in its name, it is built on pontoons. But the bridge swings fully open to the side to allow cruise liners and other ships and boats of any size through. Cross it and feel it sway and bob.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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738 helpful votes 738 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This floating pontoon bridge has its own power and opens occasionally to allow large ships to pass. You walk across on "creaking" planks from one side of the water to the other side, all of which is in downtown. There is no charge and the people of the island brag about their "free' bridges and advise that nothing else is... More 

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Arbor Vitae, Wi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Bridge is a neat feat of engineering. Just don't get caught on it when it opens. You might be stuck awhile.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A great surprise. On both sides of the bridge you have colorful building and plenty of shops. We enjoyed the floating market place and view. It was amazing to see this bridge move and when it is in operation you can take a free ferry across.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's been there for.......well, my entire life, and there's not much to say about it only that it is unique in the world and a joy each time it opens and closes for passing ship. That bridge must never ever be allowed to be shut down or removed -it's a real treasure.

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Neat bridge - it moves sideways to let the boats pass. Each end is closed off - u need to hurry or they will just leave u on the bridge. Not really an attraction but close to shopping area, worth a 3 minute detour time to take a look. Colorful buildings on other side, makes for nice photos. Shops on... More 

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Conyers, GA
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The easiest way to get from the cruise ship to the shopping district. If a small boat needs to pass it will open just a bit and yo can stay on the bridge while it moves. What a difference from the US where litigation would probably force us to have a guard walk to bridge to clear it to prevent... More 

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