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Queen Emma Bridge

The Queen Emma Bridge in Curacao, known by locals as the “Swinging Old Lady” is a pontoon based pedestrian bridge, that swings to the side of the riverbank in order to let boats pass through.

The entire area surrounding the Queen Emma Bridge is full of activity – restaurants, shops, outdoor pool tables, Pokéstops, giant iguana statues, nightclubs…you name it!

If you want to cross the river while the bridge is closed to pedestrians, there is a free ferry that runs non stop.

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At night, the arches over the walkway are an alternating rainbow of led lights that reflect beautifully on the water – as do all of the brightly lit, colorful buildings that line the river banks!Queen Emma Bridge-DSC04368Queen Emma Bridge-DSC04407Queen Emma Bridge-DSC04489Queen Emma Bridge-DSC04400Queen Emma Bridge-DSC04378

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Rif Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just a short walk from the Swinging Old Lady.

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