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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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It's an impressive construction.

To see how the tanker or other ships crossing the sea and the bridge open the sea to enter the harbor.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To see how the tanker or other ships crossing the sea and the bridge open the sea to enter the harbor.

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Thank Karl G
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When the bridge opens to let a ship thru. Just take the ferry. At times it can remain open a while as ships need to get thru the canal.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

THE way to cross St. Anna Bay to get to the two sections of Willemstad - Punda and Otrabanda. The bridge swings open for boat traffic, sometimes it can be closed to foot traffic for quite a while, in which case you can take the free ferry to get from side to side. The bridge used to actually carry car... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do when staying on the island. Great photo ops when Freighters are passing through. Stay on the bridge and take​ the ride!!!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, it's a pontoon bridge that spans the inlet separating Punda from Otrabanda and opens like a swinging gate. If you happen to be in the area when it's in operation: a) if you're on the span you'll get a free ride; b) if you need to get to the other side there are ferries that only run when it's... More 

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its worth the while to see it go open. We went om a saturday, it opened fout times in three hours. If its open, and you need to go across, use the ferry. But again, just wait till it closes agai

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful during the day, and exquisite at night. Hang around for pictures and wait until it opens and closes.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's just a bridge. but interesting and unique nonetheless. Not sure you can see another one like it anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. Hint - some of the best photo views of town are taken from the bridge.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Takes you from one side of curacao to the other side quickly but that's it. It's cool because it's unusual to see a pontoon bridge but its a bridge!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The floating bridge separates the main downtown (Punda) from Otrabanda (translated as "the other side")

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