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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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Wonderful day sitting by the harbour watching the bridge swing back and forth allowing ships to pass while people still on bridge. And we sipping drinks on restaurant patio.

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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful day sitting by the harbour watching the bridge swing back and forth allowing ships to pass while people still on bridge. And we sipping drinks on restaurant patio.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bridge can be moved to the side when big ships have to pass through the harbour which is a unique thing as far as I saw not much comparable. With the houses in the background, it's a great spot for photographers since you will catch your unique Curacao picture definitely in this spot.

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Thank Simon S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Must See for anyone travelling to Curacao. This foot bridge provides a pedestrian only wooden bridge path from Punda to Rifort. They close the bridge temporarily to permit boats to pass by rotating the bridge. Very Cool. Taxi stands are available on both ends of the bridge.

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Thank JesusDad
Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was really nice to see. We had the opportunity to see the bridge slide open for a boat to pass through. The walk across was very nice with beautiful views.

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Thank Cheryl S
Ringgold, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most unusual bridge I have ever seen. When it opens to let boats pass, it is open for 45 minutes. It is fun to walk across both by day and night. A true engineering marvel and it is FREE!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We crossed the bridge and coming back it had just started to open so we got to see how it works. Very interesting

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West Plains, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this bridge, it was such a cool concept and the views were amazing. I did forget it moves though and while walking across the bridge, it started so slide sideways. Talk about confused!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Also called as The Old Lady that Swings, it's fantastic the way Curacao open it for the big ships that goes into de island!

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Thank José Luis K
Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not your normal bridge but one that is built on numerous small pontoons. Quite a busy entrance to the actual harbour and therefore the bridge opens quite often. When it opens, it slides sideways to allow the smaller and larger vessels to pass.

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Harrison, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Floating Bridge- Boat! This bridge takes you to alot of shopping and most of the downtown. We walk over to do some shopping and about 7pm we walk to go back and the bridge was gone! They pulled the bridge back to one side. We had to take the free ferry back to the other side. Once we got back... More 

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