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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ferry” (135 reviews)
“swings open” (86 reviews)
“both sides” (126 reviews)
Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Very pretty place especially at night. This bridge can take a while to move back so don't get stranded if you are in a hurry.

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a unique and long bridge on pontoons that swings 90 degrees with the assistance of a small tug to allow large and small ships through. It is a walking bridge which connects the old town to the other side and provides great views...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very unique ponton bridge. When there is a boat/ship coming in it will open. You can even stay on it and wait the ship pass. If the bridge is open you can take the shuttle boat that will take you to the other side. A...More

Thank Ethuriel N
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Visited on Nov 24, 2016. The bridge is amazing. You can feel the movement of the water with it being a pontoon bridge. We were on the bridge and a boat carrying fresh fish need to pass so we were stuck for a couple minutes...More

Thank readyforadventure719
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Built in 1888, this bridge cross from Punda to Otrobanda. Is locally know as 'Oir swinging lady' because when is necessary it opens on 90° to let big ships and Cruisers pass. It has a beautiful sight of Punda with all it colorful buildings. Easy...More

Thank Marcela C
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great view of Willemsted from this attraction. But if it moves when you're walking across, get ready to go for a ride! Incredible the way something so big can move out of the way for oncoming boats and ships. The ferry is an option as...More

Thank ThatToddlinTown
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is an interesting bridge. You can take it from one side of town to the other. If it's closed you can take a free ferry across. It's pretty in the evening with it's all light up.

Thank Kellie B
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We crossed this bridge and walked into town. The bridge is unique because it has a pilot house and they can open the bridge when large boats need to pass through. We had to wait for the bridge to open back up for several minutes...More

Thank BroncosFan1967
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a nice walkway with views and nicely illuminated at night. The bridge swings open for ships so there can be a wait.

Thank dstup
Reviewed 23 November 2016

It's nice to hang our around the bridge watching it open and huge ships entering our leaving the harbor. You can also stay on the bridge when it opens to take a closer look at the ships

Thank fehne09
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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
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
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