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Address: , Willemstad, Curacao
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports...
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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Curacao is built around a number of waterways that cut through the city. The Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge allows passage between the area of Sharloo, where I stayed, and Punda... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Curacao is built around a number of waterways that cut through the city. The Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge allows passage between the area of Sharloo, where I stayed, and Punda, where most of the museums and other attractions are located. It's fascinating to watch the bridge rotate to open the water passage for ships. A ferry is available if the... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The bridge is nice to look at at night, when you see he coloured lights. You have a good view from the bridge to the old dutch houses on the other side of the water. But the bridge opens to let pass big ships without or with very short notice, so you can get stuck on the bridge for a... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Pontoon Bridge was one of the items on our "must see" list and unfortunately, we went to see it the day after it was taken away for major repairs. It is not expected to return until sometime in October 2015. Disappointed but understandable. We did hop on the ferry which ran every few minutes and checked on the fort... More 

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oakland, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A very cool bridge. It rocks. really, it rocks. I'd hate to have to swim across the river. Gorgeous at night.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We got to the bridge at a time is was (put away) so the ships could pass. It sets across a real neat body of water. When its closed there is a free ferry that takes you across. It appears this was the fastest way to get back to that part of the city. The buildings all around it are... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You have to visit at different times of the day and/or night. The activity greatly varies....we were able to witness a church celebration on a Friday night while we visited....breathtaking and very moving!

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived 5 days too late! The bridge has been removed for renovation but don't despair as the view is as stunning as before, secondly their is a free ferry service across the water and thirdly it will be back an in use in a couple of months.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well, its a bridge, sure it lights up at night, and looks quite cool when they move it when a boat needs to come through.. But still. its a bridge, useful if you don't like to swim.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Amazing and colorful fun. While eating at La Bahia Restaurant we had the opportunity of witnessing this brideg, attached to moving pontoon boats move across the waterway as a small tugboat pulled a tanker boat through. You can walk the bridge while it is lit up. Don't miss it. You must see it...lots of oohs and ahhs.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The only real tourist attraction in Curacao. Fun to sit and watch the ships go by and see the bridge in action. Due to poor maintenance the bridge is now under repair until atleast the end of October 2015 (but on this island it can also last until after Christmas).

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