A clever solution for spanning a large body of water, Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge features two diesel engines that allow it to swing open and let through oceangoing ships. Probably the world's only permanent pontoon bridge, this structure originally opened in 1888 and went through a complete reconstruction in the 1930s. Today, the "Swinging Old Lady" allows you to cross the St. Anna Bay on foot, or watch huge vessels entering and leaving the harbor. When the bridge swings open, two free-of-charge ferries bring pedestrians from one side of the bay to the other. Plan to see Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Willemstad trip planner.
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You will definitely go there while in Willemstad. The bridge has is really unusual structure and offers good view for nice photos. You should go also by night more »
Excellent bridge to walk on Its a different type of experience. We love to sit and watch the bridge open and close as we eat our breakfast. more »
The Queen Emma Bridge is the one and only over the whole world that can open and close. This bridge is more than 130 years old. It is a nice experience able to walk over it. Come and visit our bridge and our downtown area.
Very nice floating walking bridge between both sides of the downtown. Be aware, it floats, so it moves...you have not been drinking THAT much...
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