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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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fun to see during the day in action and again lit up at night

This was fun to see during the day in action (moving slightly to allow small boats, then later moving totally to the side for an hour to let a huge ship leave the port). At night... read more

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was fun to see during the day in action (moving slightly to allow small boats, then later moving totally to the side for an hour to let a huge ship leave the port). At night it's lit up with color changng LEDs.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views of both sides of Willemstad from the bridge, make sure you walk it both in daylight and when the city is lit up at night!

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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge is a footbridge in Willemstad that allows people to walk from the Punda side to Otrabanda. It is literally a bridge floating on pontoons that swings to allow water traffic in and out of the inlet. It offers a beautiful view of the colorful architecture of Willemstad. While beautiful in itself during the day, it... More 

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1 Thank Cheri H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unusual structure/ construction. Look under the bridge when open and see the pontoons. It opens sideways in an arch to let ships pass. When it is open people use ferries to cross

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Thank Margaret B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth it! There are a lot of restaurants and stores near to the bridge!! You can visit the bridge and see the colored houses in the center!

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SAO PAULO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking on the bridge is an attraction in itself. It's fun and takes you from Punda to Otrabanda. You have to do that. The view of Punda from the bridge is fantastic. All those dutch style historic buildings.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read about this one and had to go to see it. Oh what a treat. he pontoon bridge opens and swing around to let ship's in. A great view of the colourful city on both sides

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2 Thank Tongansailor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The bridge is for sure an attraction of Wilemstad. Enjoyable walking over it and feeling the swings.we ll miss it

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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To get from one side of Willemstad to the other there are two bridges. One for cars and it's far away, this is the other one. It's a foot bridge that opens and closes depending on waters traffic. Check the times before crossing if you're in a rush because you could be delayed on one side for a bit. Enjoy!

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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting to see the creative solution to have a pedestrian bridge over a busy harbor outlet. Watch it open and close from one of the terraces closeby and enjoy huge vessels passing by.

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