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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Willemstad, Curacao
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (136 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be there when the bridge was going to move. It was fun listening to the bells that alerted you that a boat was coming through. When people were allowed on bridge we walked over to other side and waited for it to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Queen Emma Bridge is a v piece of old school engeneering. Build sometime around 1888 it goes across the Sint Anna Bay and connects Punda and Otrobanda the 2 parts of our world heritage city Willemstad. Only pedestrians/non motorized traffic are allowed (and emergency...More

Thank Larajune
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist point that you must go, a bridge up a several small boats, in downtown, Punda. A lot of good store near to be visit.

Thank Jorge S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most unique landmarks! Highley reccomend walking over it. You can even ride it when its opening!!!

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is a must see for everybody visiting the island. I took my time to cross it and I enjoyed every minute.

Thank Amy J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is great to wait and watch the bridge move over the water. it opens up for ships. if you do not have the time to wait, take the ferry to get on the other side..and maybe you will be lucky and watch the bridge...More

Thank Sabine S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been on another bridge like the Queen Emma pontoon bridge. The bridge is solely a walking bridge and cannot accommodate vehicles. It moves sideways to open and it is powered by what looks like an outboard motor. The bridge connects Punda and...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge is in the main area near the cruise port and shopping area so hard to miss. Cool looking bridge across the water. Was there long enough to see it in action which was interesting. Would not go way out of my way to...More

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very different type of bridge. It is floating like a boat which adds to the uniqueness. The view of the town from the bridge is simply breathtaking. It was fun to watch them swing it open to allow boats to pass and...More

Thank Cher N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite unique pantoon bridge, with quite a large span. Makes for a interesting walk with waves underneath. Fantastic place for pictures.

1  Thank Julthi
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Lisa M
22 March 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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Darcy P
9 November 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
4 October 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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