Budapest Bridges (hidek), Budapest
There are several bridges across the Danube river, Szechenyi Lanchid is the most famous among them.
The Chain Bridge is the central point of Budapest, connecting two parts of the town Buda and Pest.
The construction begun in 1839 upon Count Istvan Szechenyi's initiative and the English engineer T.W.Clark produced the designs. His namestake Adam Clark was in charge of the work, which took ten years.
"Hungary is not dead ; she will live again!"-this is how, in the first part of the nineteenth century, Count István Széchenyi, one of the greatest figures of the Reform Period, whom Lajos Kossuth called "the greatest Hungarian", encouraged the nation, groaning under foreign oppression. He himself whole-heatedly urged and sponsored the building of factories, mills, roads and bridges. It was in his initiative, and according to his ideas, that the Chain Bridge was built from 1839 to 1849 to the plans of the English engineer William Tierney Clark by Adam Clark, a Scot.
The bridge, 380 meters (420 yds.) long and 15.7 meters (17.5 yds.) wide, is supported by pillars shaped like antique triumphal arches. It was the first bridge over the Danube and it not only linked Buda with Pest but also the western with the eastern parts of the country. In January 1945 Hitler's troops blew it up, but in 1948-49 it was rebuilt in its original form.
Favorite thing: Let's walking along Buda quay. There is way for pedestrian and for bicyclist too. You can see beautiful old houses along River Danube.
Favorite thing: Budapest bridges are objects that really dominate in all town panoramas. Some of them are the "must see" places, like Chain Bridge, Margarita Bridge.
Walk across the Corrientes bridge on saturday. Cars are not allowed,and every thing happens there.
Fondest memory: In Buda,the view of the Bastion of the Fishermen is wonderful!!!!
River bridges, all six of them. Szabadsa (Freedom) bridge has to be the nicest of them, would anyone dispute that?
It's just been restored as well, finished last year (2008).
Favorite thing: The Szechenyi Chain Bridge is the oldest bridge in Budapest. It was built between 1840-1849 as the first permanent link between Buda and pest, and it's part of the city's World Heritage area.
Favorite thing: Budapest is divided by the Danube and although it's possible to go from Buda to Pest (or back) by metro, it's so much nicer to walk across one of the bridges.
Favorite thing: After visit the Central market we crossed this green bridge to get Gellert and its hill... it was a windy, grey and cold day so we couldnt enjoy the sight but it could be a real nice one..
Favorite thing: A view from belgrad avenue .. a pedestrian avenue on the riverside, its a long avenue around the river that let behold all bridges and shot pics to buda castle...so suggestable at evening
Favorite thing: This was the first permanet bridgeof Budapest open it to cars in 1849 as a exemple of classicism. the tunel runs from Roosevelt square to the Buda's tunel under the castle hill.
This is one of the popular Bridges of Budapest. (I forgot he name...)
You will have this great view if you will use the cable railway near the Fisherman Bastion