Elizabeth Bridge - Erszébet Hid, Budapest
The original Elizabeth Bridge was built between 1897 & 1903. At the time it was one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. It had to be completely rebuilt after being destroyed in 1945 and was reopened in 1964 after 4 years of construction. Though a modern bridge, it blends in well with other sites. It was a bridge I used daily from my accommodation in the Buda Hills, with the buses stopping just off the bridge.
The original construction of the bridge between 1897 and 1903 was carried out according to the plans by Aurel Czekelius. Many houses and squares had to be destroyed at the Pest end of the bridge, today's Kossuth Lajos Street was straightened, and the bridge-gate and the two Eclectic "Klotild-Palaces", were also built. The beatiful bridge, the world's longest chain-bridge until 1926, was blown up in 1945 by the retreating German troops. Designed by Pal Savoll?It was rebuilt as a cable-bridge in 1963.
The white bridge is the modern one of the Danube. It is a bit further south but not far from the Széchenyi Lánchíd Bridge, so, if you cross the river on one of them, better to walk around and return over the other.
Near the Belvarosi Templom there is this nice bridge called Erzsebet hid, Elisabeth Bridge. It is one of the eighth bridge of Budapest. It was built in 1961-1964 by Pal Savoly. It is 380 metres long and it has got only one arcate with steel spin.
Built between 1897 and 1903, and was the longest chain bridge until it was blown up in 1945 by retreating German troops.
In 1963, the bridge was designed by Pál Sávoly and rebuilt again.
Its worth seeing, as its quite long spanding across the Danube.
A monument of Queen Elizabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Josef and ruler of Hungary, was built in 1932 and placed in its present location in 1986. Queen Elizabeth, known also by her nickname of Sisi, was very popular with the Hungarian people and was considered a great friend of Budapest. The statue is located near the foot of the Erzsebet Bridge in Buda.
The Elizabeth Bridge was one of the landmarks in the turn-of-the-century development of the capital.
The Liberty Bridge looms behind.
The bridge is main East-West artery of Budapest, crossing the Danube out of the Inner city.
This bridge has a very long history which takes us back to 1897-1903 when it was first built just near Budapests inner city. It was the longest chain-bridge in the world until 1926 and in the WWII it was badly damaged by the Germans. After the war it was rebuilt according to desings of Pal Savoly and completed in 1963.
This is one of the cities newset bridges and it attracts many tourists, its situated in the middle of Pest and at the other side of the bridge you can step up to the statue at Gellert hill.
One of many built across the Danube, this bridge links the Gellert Hill area in Buda with Pest. It's quite noticeably different from most of the others in style due to its nearly-complete reconstruction after WWII (opened in 1964).
My photo shows only one section of the bridge - you can see some people out for a stroll on a nice June (2002) afternoon.
Named after the queen killed in 1898 This is indeed called Erzebet Hid in Hungarian.
The original bridge had been built at the end of the 19th century and untill 1926, it was then the Europe's largest single-arched bridge.
Blown up during WW2, another bridge has been open in 1964.
On the Buda side, you'll find two wonderful open-air places to go out during the night: the Rudas Romket and the Rakert.
The second bridge (and central one) is the newest of the bridges and used to be one the worlds longest supension bridges. Don't try to compare it with the Golden Gate bridge though.
Elisabeth Bridge with extra features for the first day in the EU. One of them was the waterfall on its sides. Not funny for those who were visiting the city from the boat I guess.