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Chain Bridge -Szecheny Lanchid, Budapest: 105 reviews and 215 photos

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The Chain Bridge is one of Budapest's most famous landmarks. The magnificent suspension bridge the river Danube between Pest and Buda, at the time still separate cities. The first connection between Pest and Buda was made by the Chain Bridge or Széchenyi lánchíd, Chain Bridgenamed after count Széchenyi, who took the initiative to build the bridge. In 1836 he gave the project to William Tierney Clark and Adam Clark. The 375 meter (1230ft) long and 16 meter wide bridge, a superb engineering feat, was opened on november 20, 1849. In 1857 Adam Clark dug a 350 meter Chain Bridge at nightlong tunnel through the Castle Hill to connect the bridge with the Buda hinterland.

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
Website: http://www.bridgesofbudapest.com/bridge/chain_bridge

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2007
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