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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 35 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Classic Curacao. I loved the width and seeing the boats pass as well as the restaurants on both sides to take in a great view. Color surrounds the bridge, the buildings are beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Queen Emma pontoon bridge connects both sides of Willemstad and Otrobanda with numerous souvenir shops, Punda with shops and restaurants like Iguana Café. The bridge moves on the water to let other passing boats and cruise ships go by. To signal that the bridge will be moving. There is a bell that rings to signal to cross. There is... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had heard about this bridge but was really surprised when it opened. It is an amazing work of engineering. I had crossed it and figured it just opened like a drawbridge when ships came in. I had no idea that they actually docked cruise ships in this canal, river or whatever it is. Looks like a big canal to... More

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

walked to the bridge after our tour. all of a sudden the alarm sounded. everyone started to run. one of the funniest things I have seen. very beautiful at night

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Troy, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Really neat concept of a bridge on pontoons that swings open for boats to pass into the bay. Very unique bridge and a must see when in Willemstad. There is a lot to see in downtown when visiting the bridge and great local spots like the floating market and Plaza Bieu to try fresh local food.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

When we first saw the bridge during the day, it was kind of ho-hum. When the sun went down and the bridge lit up, it was magnificent. The different colors bouncing off the water was amazing. A must see when visiting.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This bridge gives you a good view of Town old part. Walking on the bridge during strong wind is also fan.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

it's a bridge that swings over to the other side to let the barges and ships through and is now only open for foot traffic. When it is open to allow ships, the ferry is there to take you to the other side.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So funny that there are reviews of a bridge! But let me throw my 2 cents in on the subject. It is surprisingly intriguing...for a bridge. We parked in Otrobanda and walked across the bridge to go to the fruit market in Punda. Then we sat at a cafe on the canal for some drinks and were fascinated to watch... More

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was an interesting structure. It was neat watching it open and watching the people run to get across it before it fully opened.

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