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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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Cross the bridge!

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were so excited to see the bridge swing open - but then it opened twice more while we were having lunch. Fun to see something unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting. From what we understand, only pontoon bridge in the world. Easy to walk over, not the safest as it begins to move on the edges. Not much warning and while there are gates, people move through.

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Teaneck, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bridge connects two parts of Willemstad and if you walk from a cruise ship to shopping you may need to walk over it. Pay attention to the flags and their meaning or you may get stuck when it opens.

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