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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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Floating Bridge

It was amazing to just watch it open for boats and see the people riding on it as it opened and closed. We even got caught on it as it was opening. If you get stuck on one side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Marysville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to just watch it open for boats and see the people riding on it as it opened and closed. We even got caught on it as it was opening. If you get stuck on one side there is a ferry available to get you back to the other side. The length of time that it remains open... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is really cool to cross the bridge into downtown. We saw it move a couple of times, interesting to see how it works. It moves quite a bit while crossing so be aware of your footing. Must do in Curacao.

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Eersel, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not walking the Emma Bridge would be as strange going to Paris and not seeing the Eifeltower, It is fun to walk across, be careful if you had a beer or two! You might feel dizzy or get seasick😉. And doesn't the commercial say: the best things in life are for free, as crossing this bridge is!

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It's a huge family party! Everyone is on the bridge and surrounding areas with lawn chairs and coolers!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

we walked across the bridge a few times & we watched as it opened & floated over to the other side to let the boat through. I thought that was amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This bridge is truly one of the most amazing bridges designed. The fact that it was built in the 19th century and that it is still fully operational is also epic. Love watching it open and close when a ship has to pass through the channel.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Our timing was good. We were visiting in town and we saw the bridge open and close. It is the main way to cross the river. When a large boat needs to get through it must open all the way up, and then the bridge is parallel to the shore until it is time to go back across. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A must see if you are in the city, go in the afternoon to watch the bridge open for the large ships going out to sea.

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The floating bridge is a very unique bridge. It is motorized like a boat at one end to float open to allow for boat traffic to enter the harbor. You can take a ride on the slow moving bridge as it operates. A ferry service is used to transport you to the other side of the bridge when it is... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great to visit at night. The bridge light up at night. The shopping in the area was very touristy and luxury items mostly. We walked around but did not shop.

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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

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