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    Szechenyi Lanchid, The Chain Bridge

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    Szechenyi Lanchid

    Favorite thing: 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.

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    The Chain Bridge

    by jexelot Written Nov 29, 2002
    Busy street near the Chain Bridge

    Fondest memory: "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.

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    Buda quay

    by katalin Written Jul 9, 2011
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    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.

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    Danube and great bridges

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    Chain Bridge at night

    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.

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    Happiness

    by luciaguimaraes Written Mar 30, 2010
    view from Buda to Chain bridge
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    Favorite thing: 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!!!!

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    Budapest bridges - Budapesti hidek

    by halikowski Written Oct 20, 2009

    Favorite thing: 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).

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    The Chain Bridge 2.

    by aramat Written Feb 3, 2007

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    The Chain Bridge

    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.

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    A walk across the Danube

    by aramat Written Feb 3, 2007

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    The Chain Bridge from the Tunnel (Alagut)

    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.

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    szabadsag hid

    by DPando Written Apr 7, 2006

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    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..

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    Szécheny Lánchíd from Belgrad Av

    by DPando Written Nov 30, 2005

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    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

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    Szécheny Lánchíd

    by DPando Written Nov 30, 2005

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    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.

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    Bridges of Budapest

    by Antji Written Jul 24, 2004

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    view from the cable railway

    Favorite thing: 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

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