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Chain Bridge at Night

A symbol of Budapest and the first bridge over the Danube, crossing was built between 1839 and 1849 on the initiative of Count Istvan Szechenyi. It was designed by an Englishmen, William Tierney Clark and built by his namesake Adam Clark.
During the country's War of Independence, the first carriage to cross the the bridge (at a time when it was still under construction) carried the Hungarian crown from Buda, which was then under siege, to Debrecen.

Chain Bridge

Later Austrian troops decided to blow the bridge up - but the ever resourceful Adam Clark frustrated their attempt by flooding the explosive-packed chambers with water. However, the Szechenyi Chain Bridge was eventually blown up during World War II. It re-opened again on 20 November 1949, exactly 100 years after its original inauguration.

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  • Last visit to Budapest: Dec 1999
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2005
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2006 at 5:20 AM

    Good pages on budapest - it does look like you picked a cold month!!

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2006 at 10:45 AM

    Aaahhh....now I know where I've seen you before - on the cover of that old issue of the Budapest times in my doctors waiting room ; )

  • GrantBoone's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 4:31 AM

    Nice page Andy , I 'll try to avoid the silly hat If I ever go back!

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 6:11 AM

    The first public toilet looks really stunning. ;-)

  • KelseyQ's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2004 at 6:10 PM

    ....here in Budapest.... it looks lovely...and did your Dreams come true? XO KelseyQ

  • devinemissd's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2004 at 4:29 AM

    Amen Andy! You have really captured the essens of Budapest. A wonderful and very informative page!

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2003 at 8:29 PM

    A lovely Budapest page, Andy !! You look so wrapped up in your thermal hat ;-) Great pictures !!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 11:36 AM

    Fen, gorgeous photos here ... I was in Budapest this summer and I really lov this city ... :o)

  • andrea.d's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 7:13 AM

    I like Budapest very much, this is a great page :)

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2003 at 8:56 PM

    loads of beautiful memories of this amazing city.

Fen

“Some day I'll go far; I just need to catch the right train ;-) haha”

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