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Szabadsag Hid - Liberty Bridge, Budapest: 21 reviews and 44 photos
At the end of the XIX. century it became obvious, that Budapest had cecome simply too big for only 2 bridges. In fact, that time only 2 bridges connected Buda with Pest: the Chain bridge (1849) and the Margareth-bridge (1876). In 1893 the City called for a tender to constructi 2 new bridges. This was the bridge that was finished first.
It was the second project of the architect,János Feketeházy wich convinced the Jury among the other, more than 70(well, I think that they made the right decision), and It was Franz Joseph, the emperor, personally to drive the last nail in, when in 1894, the construction came to an end. The Bridge, until 1945 wore his name.
Like every bridge in Budapest, also this one was blew up in the second World war by the retiring german troops. Fortunatley it was completely rebuilt after the war, already in 1946, only the name was changed to Liberty bridge.
Address: Above the Danube
Directions: Just follow the Danube. You'll surely find them. :-) From North to South: Northern Railway Connector, Arpad, Margharet, Szechenyi Chain, Elisabeth, Liberty, Petofi, Lagymanyosi, S Railway Connector
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