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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
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This bridge is one of Curacao’s highlights when one visits. What an experience it is to cross it when in use or the catch the ferry as the bridge opens for boat passage through the canal. This city offers a broad spectrum to shoppers with...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in the city harbour. Go and enjoy :) Great city views. Fun when it opens to let the ships pass. Beware - it's rather a long walk across, sunscreen is a must,

Thank VtoroeM
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking forward to seeing this and walking across …. closed for maintenance / repairs on the day we visited …. had to take the ferry instead … disappointing to say the least

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the coolest things we’ve seen in our island travels over the years. This is one of the only remaining bridges like this in the world. We were on it while it had to move and it’s so smooth you can barely...More

Thank l3travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pay attention to the flags, blue fully open, 45 to 60 minutes cycle, orange flag is a half open signal, 20 to 30 minute cycle.water taxi available when bridge is not open for crossing.

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridge is pretty at night because of the different color lights used to decorate the bridge. It's a easy walk across the bridge, to go shopping, eating and visiting the Govenors House, etc. The bridge opens to allow boats to pass through. There is...More

Thank TRAVELLIFE69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

*we enjoyed walking over the large Pontoon Bridge..... Then the Bridge swung open to allow a sea vessel 🚢 to pass... really cool how the bridge operated and has been around for over 100 years... Check it out...was even beautiful when the lights came on....More

Thank Bostonx26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful especially at nights must visit. Very safe to walk around and explore Downtown Curaçao

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like to see this bridge open and close. Ferries only run when bridges open. Take time walking so you don't trip

Thank M P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to walk over to visit and explore the Punda side of Willemstad. Views of and from the bridge are spectacular in the day or night.

Thank BronzevilleFamily
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Lisa M
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Allen W | Reviewed this property |
There is a free ferry that crosses the bay as well. It is within eyesight of the bridge and easily identifiable. People may use this anytime, but is primarily used when the drawbridge is open for boat traffic..I feel that... More
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DarcyP41
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Giselle H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes it is five minute visit with pictures,but uf you get lucky, it would be great when you are there that a sea vessel needs to pass then you would get to see how the bridge moves to the side to let the vessel pass. We... More
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rb620sb
October 3, 2016|
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Response from Dirk S | Reviewed this property |
In Willemstad, Curacao, cruise ships tie up at two different locations, both on the other side of the St. Anna Bay. So either way you'll have to cross the pontoon bridge, or when that one is closed (i.e. opened for harbour... More
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