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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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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Unique bridge

We were hoping to walk across the bridge, but it looked as though a pontoon section was sinking and it was closed just before we arrived! It was very interesting to watch the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were hoping to walk across the bridge, but it looked as though a pontoon section was sinking and it was closed just before we arrived! It was very interesting to watch the workers separate the area that needed to be repaired and then tow it away down the port. We were told it would be out of commission for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful pedestrian bridge connecting Punda and Otrobanda. It is worth sticking around to watch it open. Better yet, stick around for a large ship to go through – in this cases that start up the free ferries that cross the channel when the large ships pass. It looks like they open for small ships every half-hour and for large... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We got to watch this bridge swing open and go across it. There was a cruise ship in the Channel. It was near the floating markets which were very interesting. People just pull their boats up to the dock, put up tents and sell fruit, vegetables and fish. This was a wide bridge and it connected the two side of... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge is so unique; the first time I was crossing all these bells started to ring and people began running...I didn't know what the heck was going on. The bridge connects Punda and Otrabanda in Willemstad and it is heavily used. If the bridge is open, there is ferry service to get people across. This March... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great time walking around downtown Curacao, visiting and floating market (and buying/eating delicious fresh fruits from Venezuela), laughing and singing with some of the street performers, and walking the bridge. Interesting to watch it move to let ships through (and, in that case, you grab the ferry to get across the waterway).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A really stunning bridge, but unfortunately it was not operational during our visit. Free and frequent ferries instead!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Was looking forward to seeing the bridge swing and hopefully be able to walk across the bridge, but bridge was under repair so not able to.

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Stone Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A short, fun walk on a bridge that rocked (a little) and squeaked!! I needed to get a Geocache on the island of Curacao and this bridge was between our cruise ship and the cache site. I found the cache and had a good walk and a new experience!!!!

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Alpine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a unique pedestrian only bridge that connects two parts of the city that floats! The bridge in on pontoons and moves to one side to allow boat traffic thru. If a certain color of flag is displayed, when the horn blows, it either means the bridge will be "open" for 15 minutes and as long as one hour.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a pedestrian bridge on pontoons. When a boat has to go through the whole bridge swings to one side to let the ship through. You may stay on the bridge when this happens so it is very unique. We did walk over it but the next day had to take the (free) ferry because the bridge was closed... More 

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