Depends on the size of the ship and if there are any other ships in port. We were on the HAL Noordam last month and docked at the pier away from the canal where the pontoon bridge is, whereas the Grandeur of the Seas was docked up the canal on the other side of the bridge.
__________________ 47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!
Ever since they added the new dock a few years ago we've never sailed past the floating bridge any longer. Either way you can better appreciate it from walking past it on the way to town- it's a short walk.