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“Move Quickly or Get Stuck in the Middle”

Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
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Curacao TukTuk City Tour
Ranked #3 of 109 things to do in Willemstad
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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.
Bethesda, Maryland
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287 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Move Quickly or Get Stuck in the Middle”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Actually getting stuck in the middle of a pontoon bridge that is moving out of the way of great cruising ship heading into the port is half the fun. Enjoy the experience

Visited April 2012
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Mt Horeb WI
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Watch for ships coming in”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

make sure you are at the end or beginning of the bridge when you see a ship coming in because the whole bridge is moved to accomadate the ships you don't want to be in the middle

Visited November 2012
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Essex, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Neat Experience”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Not much to say here, just need to experience this for yourself. Just a fun thing to see and experience both walking across and to watch as the bridge fires up it's boat motors and swings open like a large gate across the river which leads to a large protected harbor near the refinery. It is very impressive to sit along the dock and watch giant ships coming through just feet away from you.

Visited September 2012
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Kent, England
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Pontoon bridge which connects Otrabanda and Punde, for pedestrians, cyclists and tuk tuk. Amazing piece of engineering which is powered at one end so that it can swing open to allow tankers and other shipping to access the oil terminal, container port and harbour. Lit up at night, open 24/7 unless shipping needing access.

Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Cool.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

A must visit. Make sure to see the bridge open and close. The scenery on both sides of the bridge are very picturesque.

Visited November 2012
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