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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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Swing Bridge

We were lucky enough to get on the bridge as it was opening! Takes about 10 min for it to open and close. It can take up to 30 min we were told. If you get stranded, there is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to get on the bridge as it was opening! Takes about 10 min for it to open and close. It can take up to 30 min we were told. If you get stranded, there is a ferry that will take you across channel if you are in a hurry while bridge is open. Cool attraction. When... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We crossed the pontoon bridge on foot and half-way across it began to move. Looking up the river, we saw a ship coming down. The gates closed behind us and we hurried to get to the side, although in retrospect I don't know why we hurried. We could very safely have stayed in the middle and had a good ride.... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were walking on the bridge when it started to move! Pretty cool. Nice view down the mouth of the river.

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Thank LAH500
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You cant go to Curacao without walking across Queen Emmas Bridge. Same tourist shopping as any other island, but note that duty free only applies to some items...not all... like other ports in the Carribean.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to seen this nice walking foot bridge in action. When ships need to pass, the bridge splits in half and rolls back to the shoreline thru the water. When the bridge is open, you can walk a little farther down and take a free ferry. What's wrong with a little exercise and free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun to walk across this bridge and you get great views of both sides of the bay from it. It's also breezy on there so you can cool off from the heat. I was lucky to see it swung sideways so some speedboats could get thru. They swing it while people are still on it. Wild!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To see how the tanker or other ships crossing the sea and the bridge open the sea to enter the harbor.

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Thank Karl G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When the bridge opens to let a ship thru. Just take the ferry. At times it can remain open a while as ships need to get thru the canal.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

THE way to cross St. Anna Bay to get to the two sections of Willemstad - Punda and Otrabanda. The bridge swings open for boat traffic, sometimes it can be closed to foot traffic for quite a while, in which case you can take the free ferry to get from side to side. The bridge used to actually carry car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do when staying on the island. Great photo ops when Freighters are passing through. Stay on the bridge and take​ the ride!!!

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