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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Bridges, 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, 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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Algoma Mills ON
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This bridge is sooooo unique. It floats so that when you walk across it you can feel it move. When we were there it was all lit up for Christmas. It opens for boat traffic and if it open for a longer period of time there is a ferry provided to return you to the other side. Just neat!!

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New York, NY
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We were crossing this bridge when midway across it began to move en masse to the left. We knew that it did move, we just didn't know that it moved as one! Very cool and interesting. A must see when in Willemstad. The UNESCO world heritage buildings sit directly across from the bridge and are very colorful and pretty to... More 

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richmond, va
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

so this bridge floats and when a boat needs to come through some bells go off to let you know, then with all the people still on the bridge it starts to move to the shore line where there is a fort. its a nice experience!

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Queensland
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32 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were lucky to watch the Emma bridge open several times. It is an amazing sight to see this large bridge completely move to the side! We were watching it from one of the cafe's while drinking a beer!! To walk over the bridge is great as well. It was decorated with Christmas decoration and lit up in the evening.... More 

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Suwanee, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Neat to sit at one of the outdoor cafes on the waterfront and watch the bridge move and let boats through. At night it is lit up and quite lovely.

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Utah
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very unique must see on a visit to Curacao. Crowe you fingers that a ship requests to travel through so you can see this amazing site operate.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a nice bonus when you're visiting the floating market and Punda shopping district. We happened to visit when one of the cruise ships was leaving in the late afternoon and were able to see it open, which we found neat (As others mentioned, there are free ferries that go back and forth when the bridge is open, but... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Watching the bridge open and close is a treat in itself, even moreso than walking over the bridge. If bridge is open and you want to get across they have free ferries.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A unique bridge that connect Punda and Ottrabonda Wilemstad. If you hear the bell ring they are about to open the water way to quickly make your way to the other side. It is best to be in Ottrabonda and watch as the pontoon bridge opens as it is a very unique experience to see. Once it is open you... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The floating pedestrian bridge is unique and necessary for cruise ship passengers to get to the shopping area. It provides people with excellent views of the colorful waterfront.

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