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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.
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The bridge is fun to walk across. The bridge floats on pontoons so it creaks and moves with the water. The bridge connects the Punda shopping area with the Riffort shopping area. It's only a 5 minute walk to either side. Occasionally the pontoon bridge...More

Thank Jason V
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting... Colourful surroundings. Nice to sit and enjoy a Margarita with Blue Curacao . 😊 Do also visit the floating marked and the nice restaurants in the old fort. Be sure to watch when the Emma Bridge opens up for ships or boat .......

Thank Tor V
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The bridge is amazing. We rented a car and drove the island. Don't not spend money on cabs. Easy drive.

Thank Latinancy
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went 2 times. The first time we watched it open during the day..That was fun to watch. The second time we went at night and walked across. IT is lit up at night, there was a local band playing, and as we were leaving...More

Thank mattmichelleb
Reviewed 19 August 2016

That was really interesting to see this floating bridge-when it starts moving and floating away when there is a ship coming

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Never been on a pontoon bridge before. It swings open on the water to let boats and small ships through the waterway in Curacao. Cool feeling to be floating on water and going sideways.

Thank Scartz
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Best couple photos you can make here. Day and night. Sit at the side and watch the brigde opening. Take a small icebox and two folding-chairs and enjoy the sunset on the bridge👍🏼

Thank Serena I
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Love crossing from punda to otrabanda(otherside) by walking across this bridge. It's been freshly upgraded and it is beautiful day or night.

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Queen Emma Pontoon bridge is one of the oldest Pontoon bridges around, it is strange to walk on something that is floating on water, but there it is. The bridge gives a nice view of Punda and Otrobanda. Make sure to visit it during...More

Thank Twan B
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I'm glad my mom recommended we see this bridge while in Curacao. As we arrived via taxi, the bridge was going through its closing phase. The bridge it right next to some great shopping too so there are plenty of things to do. A must...More

Thank Joe V
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Lisa M
21 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
8 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
3 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