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“Lovely and interesting... one of a kind”

Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
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Ranked #3 of 113 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.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

had to run when we heard the bell, as it will close and start moving if you don't hussle to the end. even saw a stroller get stuck and people had to help her out... but it was very beautiful

Thank Adrienne S
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

While visiting the Handelskaade we passed the bridge. While walking on it the alarm started, which means you need to clear the bridge because it drives to the side. Sound weird I know, but it really happens =) The bridge is bind on some motorized boats which are driving by side when a cruise or even bigger ship needs to pass through.

Amazing experience to see such a thing. Although I'm living in Istanbul and we also do have bridges which can open it was interesting to see that a bridge could drive to the side.

Thank Sebnem S
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I liked this alternative bridge very much beacause of its unusuall construction, and also because it was bought from my country, Denmark, many years ago.

Thank fej1948
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

So neat to see a huge floating bridge. We got to watch it open and close to boats could go through. When the bridge is open for prolonged periods, there is a ferry you can take across

Thank SMC88
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

When we first arrived, the bridge was not available for crossing. We came back later, and it was available to cross. It floats on pontoons across a channel. They sometimes open the channel for boats and ships to get through. This was an incredible feat of engineering when it was built and still today. It is free to cross it. There are several places to eat on the other side. Keep in mind, all of the shops close at 6pm for the most part. There isn't anything else past the the street that fronts the canal.

Thank MelandGeo
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