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The bridge becomes a particularly alluring sight at night when it is illuminated with sparkling lighting. The Queen Emma was built in 1888, but renovated in 2006. Queen Emma Bridge at night Cafés and restaurants along both Punda and Otrobanda’s waterfronts use the dazzling sight of the bridge as ‘live entertainment’ throughout the day.
Queen Emma Bridge Built in 1888, "Our Swinging Old Lady" is supported by 16 pontoon boats and two motors.
However, it becomes less amusing, the longer you live in Willemstad. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Around 2000 Design and tender documents for the restoration of the bridge are prepared by the consultant Grabowski & Poort. width: 9.80 m: length: 167 m: Materials. Curacao Sea Aquarium is 3.1 mi away. Nicknamed the “Swinging Old Lady,” the Queen Emma Bridge is hinged with two diesel-driven propellers so that it can swing parallel to the shore to allow boat traffic in and out of St. Anna Bay. Queen Emma Bridge (1888) Coordinates: 12° 6' 22.30" N 68° 56' 7.19" W Show coordinates on a map. The Queen Emma Bridge is a floating pontoon bridge that connects the waterfronts of Willemstad’s historic neighborhoods Punda and Otrobanda. We recommend booking Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge tours ahead of time to secure your spot.
If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Queen Emma Bridge The Queen Emma Bridge is a pontoon bridge across St. Anna Bay in Curaçao.It connects the Punda and Otrobanda quarters of the capital city, Willemstad. Dimensions. Offering free WIFI, a tropical plunge pool and a garden, Kas di Laman Curaçao is set in a historical part of Willemstad, 1640 feet from Queen Emma Bridge. Queen Emma Bridge is a pontoon bridge, road bridge and wooden bridge that was completed in 1939.
Restaurants near Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, Willemstad on Tripadvisor: Find traveler reviews and candid photos of dining near Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge in Willemstad, Caribbean. The project is located in Willemstad, Curaçao, North America. The Queen Emma Bridge is a floating bridge, sometimes referred to as a pontoon bridge, that crosses Sint Annabaai, better known as Saint Anna Bay, connecting the Punda and Otrobanda districts in the capital and also largest city of the Country of Curaçao, Willemstad. deck: wood pontoons: steel Chronology.
the pontoon bridge or the swinging old lady Built in 1888 by Leonard Burlington Smith , and named after Queen Emma (1890–1898), the “Koningin Emma Brug” (Queen Emma Bridge) connects the Punda and Otrobanda districts. It’s really unique and, at first, the idea of a hinged bridge is amusing.
When you hear the siren, look to see the entrance gates slam shut and moments later, the bridge sways to accommodate passing ships.
It didn’t take long for the novelty to wear off, and for us to join the locals in sighing with … We used it almost every day and I’d estimate that 30-40% of the time we wanted to cross to Punda, we had to wait.