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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” (141 reviews)
“both sides” (131 reviews)
“boats pass” (31 reviews)
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed yesterday

This bridge opens and moves away for boats and ferries to pass. It sways a lot when walking across it as it is floating on pontoons. Cool to watch when it opens up and closes.

Thank Diane G
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Reviewed yesterday

This bridge is a walking only bridge between Punda and Otrobanda. It is a 'swinging bridge that moves when boats and / or ships need to go through. Both sides of the bridge have restaurants, bars, museums etc. We loved sitting at The Iguana Cafe...More

Thank SueWnow
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Connecting Willemstad’s Punda and Otrobanda districts, Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge is a fun way to cross St. Anna Bay. As it floats on the pontoons, walking feels wobbly and swinging. Some folks has been rating this bridge as dangerous, but while it was closed, we...More

Thank Outi H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bridge swayed like a roller coaster when walking across. It literally when up and down so violently that you lose balance. I won’t be surprised when I here about this one on the news in the future. It’s clearly unsafe. And I wouldn’t be surprised...More

Thank Starrone83
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove here on a Sunday from the Punda side of Willemstad so the area was deserted. We got to see one large and one small bridge opening. We also walked across bobbing and weaving without the crowd. Fun!!!

Thank SusanRuthK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First time I walked across a floating and moving bridge! The bridge can be moved to one side of the bay while a ship passes by. A cool thing to witness...you can even stay on the bridge while it's moved as well.

Thank MustangMiller
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A floating bridge! Whodda thunk! Nice to cross and spend some time in Punda. Good views of the waterfront of both sides of the city.

Thank P C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If the bridge is open to let ocean going vessels through, there are free ferries on either side of the harbor, to get pedestrians back and forth. I enjoyed checking out this interesting structure.

Thank stork90
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is two options to get to the Punda district & floating market from the cruise port . You can either walk across this incredible bridge or take the ferry. Which both are free. When the bridge is open, the ferries bring pedestrians across the...More

Thank amanda5805
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went a few times over the bridge, the area is nice and the center of many activities like shopping. Colorful buildings and very close to “floating” market. Bridge is not a really big deal.

Thank revtp2018
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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
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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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