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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in...

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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The town is well worth the visit

Beautiful town lots of colourful building,lovely restaurants shopping is awesome.Lots of history there.You have the floating markets very interesting,The bridge is something to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Christine2009
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Montreal, QC
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Montreal, QC
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful town lots of colourful building,lovely restaurants shopping is awesome.Lots of history there.You have the floating markets very interesting,The bridge is something to see,at night all lite up,You can spend the day there shopping.The people are very nice and helpful and you can take the bus there $1 50 it's great

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bridge didn't stop amazing me because of how it was created. If you're an architect geek or engineering fan this is a must-see attraction while in Curacao.

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Munich, Germany
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

willemstad doesn't offer much besides ugly souvenirs made in China. This bridge is quite fun though when it opens up to make way for boats. Fun to watch.

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San Mateo, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of downtown Punda and a must go for pictures. Very cool when the bridge opens to allow passage of cruise ships or cargo ships!

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Briarcliff Manor,N.Y.
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very different from anything I had ever seen! When a boat approached to pass through, a small boat slowly took the pontoons to the side and once the boat cussed it, the bridge was put back in place! We crossed to the other side and enjoyed this other part of Willemstad. Jamil Lone.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this was an interesting experience. Why is this unique you ask. Well how many of you have been walking aliong a bridge that suddenly begins to move so that a cruiseship or tanker can pass a matter of meters away from you. Yes unique in the fact you can remain on the bridge as it opens whether fully or half... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sat enjoying a drink and watching the bridge operate. Fascinating. Bridge originally built in 1888 having been completely renovated in 1939. Locally known as "Our Swinging Old Lady". Have never seen anything quite like this before with diesel engines and propellers moving the bridge so that vessels can pass.

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Thank gdpjpuk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a truly unique experience. Most bridges go up and down. This one swings to the side while ships pass. It also lights up at night and is a quick and easy way to walk between the two sides of downtown. At Night the bridge has these colorful lights that are just fun to see and great for taking... More 

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Edgewater, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool bridge, that everyone should take a moment and visit. It swings open every so often and stays open for 25 minutes. If you need to get to the other side during this time there is a free ferry that will take you across in just a short ride.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute city with so much to do. Loved sitting along the water having a drink and watching people try and beat the opening bridge.

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