Queen Emma Bridge

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Queen Emma Bridge
No island getaway is complete without taking in the kind of gorgeous scenery you never, ever get to see at home—and Willemstad’s floating bridge delivers! But travel brochure views aren't the only reason visitors love this thing. Built in 1888, the "Swinging Old Lady" is supported by six pontoon boats and two motors. When you hear the siren, watch the entrance gates slam shut moments before the bridge sways to accommodate passing ships. If you don’t feel like waiting for Queen Emma to reopen, you can take a ferry between Curaçao's Punda and Otrobanda districts instead. At night, the bridge's lights form an iridescent rainbow on the water.
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Koningin Emma Bridge

Built in 1888 and named after a Dutch queen, this floating bridge, with its original wooden boards, connects the Punda and Otrabanda neighborhoods of Curaçao’s capital and is supported by a series of pontoon boats. Take a wander across for views of the pastel gabled buildings along the banks. When ships need to pass through the harbor, the "Swinging Old Lady" opens and pedestrians are transported across the bay on ferryboats.

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