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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 37 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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SF BAY AREA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Regardless of the time this pedestrian bridge is a mandatory path of travel to town so slow down and enjoy the experience

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Sauk Village, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What is there really to say about a bridge? Whereas there may not be plenty to say, I can say something. The Queen Emma Bridge is not like your typical bridge. It's beauty rest in the fact of it's quaintness. The bridge rests in St. Anna Bay to connect Punda and Otrobanda. I found it interesting how the locals give... More

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Kent, Washington
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132 reviews 132 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's very interesting, if not fascinating, but my goodness - it's only a bridge. It's interesting to watch open and close or to walk across while in motion. But that's it!

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Curacao on a cruise, and our ship was in port until 11pm, so we got to see the city at night. This floating bridge is lit so beautifully, and I got wonderful pictures of it with a glowing full moon. Beautiful! I am in a power wheelchair, and had no trouble crossing the bridge. After crossing from... More

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Ocala, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

At the very least, enjoy some of the outdoor shopping near the bridge and watch it move for passing boats. Check out some videos online, too. As you'll see, you're able to stand on the bridge as it moves...awesome!

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Pleasanton, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

this bridge connects the two parts of Willemstad. Our taxi usually drops us off at the "P" side. We visit the small shops and boutiques. Then we go down to the bridge and cross. It is a plan toon bridge, and turns to open to allow boats to go through. It us great to see a small cruise ship traverse... More

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Need to see this of course for the Dutch that recall this from the series Bassie en Adriaan. It opens and closes by efeectively being a very wide boat with one end tied to the West side of Willemstad. You can stay on the bridge when it opens for additional fun.

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Homestead, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had only a short stay on Curacao (travelling on a cruise ship) but we had a great time. The pontoon bridge is very fun to see and close to shopping and the port so you can walk if you want. We were lucky enough to see the bridge in action while we were there. Got some nice pictures. Would... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What's not to like? You get to walk on water across the harbor. We rode the bridge as it opened for passing boats - on purpose - twice.

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Stockbridge
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Have to see it to believe. Bridge swings away to allow boat's to navigate through . Shops on other side of bridge must see

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