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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 34 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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Willemstad, Curacao
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

When you are on Curaçao you have to walk over the Emma Bridge. Is the only pontoon bridje of the world. You have to see it by day and by night, cause that's a great difference. You also have to wait for the bridge when it goes open and close. That's very specially.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Incredible and unique in the world, this wooden flooting bridge was build back in 1888. It opens and closes allowing ships to enter and exit the bay of Willemstad the capital of Curacao. A must see if you are travelling the Dutch Caribbean Islands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful floating bridge and unique in its history and ability to swing open, which it does several times a day for incoming ships.

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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you hear the horn start running to the other side or you may be stuck taking the free ferry instead.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must see attraction, engineering wise. If you are lucky, wait to ride the bridge when it opens for the boats and ships.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Curaçao is more special ro visit because of this bridge. When in Willemstad, do not miss the opportunity to cross it and take some of your most unforgettable snap shots. Queen Emma bridge is a great spot for the best Punda photos because of the perfect assortment of pastel colors it displays.

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Stittsville, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

On a recent trip to Curacao, we spent a few hours in Willemstad, and having parked near the ship dock, we wanted to cross the water and headed onto this pedestrian bridge. No sooner had we got on, than the whistle blew, the gates closed behind us and the bridge began to swing away in order to let a boat... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This bridge sits atop 14 pontoon boats. I have never seen anything like it and was absolutely amazed by it. I took a video of it opening and closing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You have to see.. during the day and at night. A true sight! A nice way to see both sides of the Town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This bridge is a must see. It dates back to the 19th century, and I doubt it's changed much since! Opens on a regular basis to allow cruise liners and other boats / ships to pass and relies on a klaxon and common-sense to work - Jump the divide at your peril! A ferry allows you to cross when open,... More

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