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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Bridges, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ok, to start with the bridge rocks (slightly) while you walk on it. Great views and it is free to cross. It was a bit of a strange experience since after we crossed the bridge and walked around a bit we returned to cross back over and the bridge was gone.....it swings (or is pushed) to the other side of... More 

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Coarsegold, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were docked at the Mega Pier and walked through Rif Fort and over the bridge to Punda. We were fortunate that the bridge opened for a Pilot boat right after we crossed so we got to watch the operation. Since there were lights strung across it and we were in Willemstad through the evening, we walked back again after... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A floating bridge that hinges open to allow boats to pass was something that we had never seen before. It is especially beautiful at night. If it is going to be open for a while there is a free ferry service that can be used. You can stay on when it opens, but if you do, you cannot get off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

claims that this is the only floating pontoon bridge in the world are wrong - although it may be the only 1 that is hinged at one end, and opens to allow ships to cruise past. It has a reasonable view of Willemstad, but the bridge itself is a 5-10 minute visit and nothing special.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you're into unique experiences, well...this is certainly a one of a kind experience! Although it is really just a basic walk across to the shopping area, for the tourist getting on this bridge for the first time, it's a semi-adventure. The bridge constantly moves and is flattered by the colourful dolly-house-like structures adorning the water's edge. I felt shaky... More 

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

very cool history and fun to be on the bridge when it is opening to let a boat through! I loved it best at night when it is all lit up!

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It is a very neat pontoon bridge that opens to let ships through and also has lights on it that light up at night, very cool to look at and walk across.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Must see in daylight and at night. It's also amazing to see move for other boats entering and exciting. Beautiful and an awesome photo opportunity.

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Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Innovative. Walked across and also got to ride the ferry to the other side. It was a nice experience! Got some nice pictures.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The thing I like about this bridge is that apparently it is the only floating bridge in the world...that makes it kind of cool. I don't know if it is lit up year round but I also like the colorful lights. If you time the bridge opening at an inopportune time you will get stuck at either side of the... More 

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