Get Trapped on the Bridge
Curaçao is home to one very special lady, locally known as the Swinging Old Lady. The Queen Emma Bridge is called the Swinging Old Lady, because the bridge literally swings open.
The Queen Emma Bridge is a pedestrian bridge floating on 16 pontoons and connecting the two historic city quarters of Curaçao’s capital Willemstad, Punda and Otrobanda with each other. The bridge swings open regularly to along ships to enter and leave the harbor.
When in Curaçao you should experience getting trapped on the bridge. While being trapped on the bridge you have a front row view of the vessels entering and leaving the harbor as well as the breathtaking Handelskade.
Contrary to most other Caribbean islands, Curaçao is very rich with architectonic landmarks. Historical districts of the capital Willemstad are rich with amazing Dutch inspired architecture and the buildings maing up the Handelskade are prime examples. From the Queen Emma Bridge you can also see one of the highest bridge in the Caribbean the impressive Queen Juliana Bridge, which is a staggering 56.4 m (185 feet) high.
And don't worry if you get caught on the wrong side when the bridge swings open, a ferry will get you back across the bay at no charge.