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Erzsebet hid (Elizabeth Bridge)
When this bridge was first constructed in 1903 it was the longest suspension bridge. The bridge was named after Emperor Franz Joseph’s wife, Queen Elizabeth. There is a statue of Queen Elizabeth at the foot of the bridge on the Buda side.
The bridge you see now was built in 1964 when the original one was blown up by German troops in 1945. It is a beautiful bridge which crosses the Danube and connects Buda to Pest.
Danube: Elizabeth Bridge
The first time I saw Budapest on the Danube was driving across Elizabeth bridge, and my jaw literally dropped. It still is, for me, the best of the views from any of the bridges of Budapest and whenever I bring someone to my home from the airport, I make sure they sit on the right in the taxi so that they can get the same experience as me.
The bridge itself is very modern, the second youngest in the city. It's also big, with four lanes of traffic. But none of this stops it from being anything less than elegant. The bridge is 290 meters of slender white cable bridge, with two tall rectangular supports at both ends. It's almost as impressive as the views it gives, but not quite.
The bridge has one unusual aspect: it crosses the river straight into the solid rock of Gellert Hill; there's no tunnel. This necessitates a spaghetti of roads crushed into the space just right of Gellert Hill, spoiling the entrance to the wonderful parks of the Taban. The story goes that the original bridge was built on this spot due to some corrupt politician wanting to sell his land at the base of Gellert Hill. The new bridge was built in the exact same spot because the government at the time couldn't afford to build new foundations.
The Elizabeth Bridge is the second newest bridge in Budapest. The bridge connects Buda and Pest across the River Danube. The bridge is on the narrowest section of the Danube River. The bridge was blown up by the Nazis during WWII and was rebuilt in 1964.
The Bridge is named after Queen Elisabeth a beloved queen and empress of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1898.
Elizabeth bridge and statue
Built at the beginning of the 1960s, Erzsébet híd (Elizabeth bridge) is the third newest bridge in Budapest - it is also the shortest since it was built at the narrowest part of the Danube. It was built to replace the original suspension bridge, which dated back to 1903 and was destroyed during World War II. Even though the new bridge was built in the same location, the design was greatly modified. The new bridge is a simple and modern-looking white cable bridge, perhaps the least interesting of all bridges crossing the Danube in the city center. The bridge was named in honour of Elizabeth of Austria, better known under her nickname of Sissi, who became Queen of Hungary in 1867. Hungary always held a special place in the heart of the Austrian Empress, and the people of Hungary were quick to return her affection. The original bridge was completed shortly after Sissi's death in 1898 and the mourning nation named it after her. A statue of the Hungarian Queen was added near the bridge in 1932.
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.
Daybreak at the Elizabeth Bridge
The Elizabeth bridge (Erzsébet híd) was right by my hostel. As i get up quite early I went walking around and got a real nice view of local life. People walking across the bridge to their jobs on the pest side...people running to catch the tram that goes along the Danube.
The Elisabeth Bridge was named for Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Franz Joseph. She was empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. The original bridge was built between 1897 and 1903 but was blown up at the end of World War II. The present bridge was built in the 1960's. At the time of its building, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
On the Pest side of the bridge is May 15 Square. Nearby is the oldest church in Budapest, the Inner City Parish Church, which was built in the 13th century. On the Buda side is Gellert Hill. Almost at the foot of the bridge are the Rudas Baths. It was a quiet morning so I climbed up the hill for a while for some nice views of Budapest.
Erszébet Tér and Danube Fountain
Erszébet Tér (Elizabeth Square) is only a short walk from St Stephen's Basilica and Vaci Utca and is home to the Danube fountain designed by Milkós Ybl in the late 19th century. The figure at the top represents the Danube and the three lower figures represent the tributaries of the Danube (Dráva, Száva, and Tisza).
Besides the fountain the square is fairly plain with simple gardens but would probably be a pleaseant enough place to stop for a rest during the warmer months.
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The Elizabeth Bridge
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.
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Elisabeth bridge (Erzsebet hid in Hungarian) is one of the bridges between Buda and Pest.
The 290 meters bridge was built between 1897 to 1903 and named after queen elisabeth from bavaria that was murdered in 1898.
The bridge connects Buda with dobrentei square , where you can see Gellert's monument , and march 15 square on pest where you can see a lovely church
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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.
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.
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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.
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The white bridge which is the Elisabeth bridge.
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.
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.
Erzsébet tér or Elizabeth Square is not exactly what you would call a central attraction in Budapest. Nevertheless, it is somewhat central, owing to the fact that it has one of the entrance/exits to Deák Ferenc tér subway station, which is the only place at which all three subway lines intersect. This is in fact a very pretty park, and if you intend to have a cheap breakfast (just something you pick up in the subway), Erzsébet tér is a good place to eat, as it is quite quiet and pretty, despite the people sleeping on the benches.
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