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Curacao Sights

Queen Emma Bridge

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Updated 02/27/2014

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Affectionately called the Swinging Old Lady by the locals, this bridge connects the two sides of Willemstad—Punda and Otrobanda—across the Santa Anna Bay. The bridge swings open at least 30 times a day to allow passage of ships to and from the sea. The original bridge, built in 1888, was the brainchild of the American consul Leonard Burlington Smith, who made a mint off the tolls he charged for using it: 2¢ per person for those wearing shoes, free to those crossing

barefoot. Today it's free to everyone. The bridge was dismantled and completely repaired and restored in 2005.

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Willemstad, Curaçao

Updated 02/27/2014

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