"Chain Bridge" Chain Bridge -Szecheny Lanchid Tip by cobrioc

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

  Chain Bridge
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The bridge, designed by William Tierny Clark in 1840, links the two parts of the city - Buda and Pest - and has become a symbol of Budapest.

The Chain Bridge is, along with Parliament and the Castle, one of the dominant symbols of Budapest. The initiative for the Chain Bridge came from the indefatigable Count Istvan Szechenyi, the leading figure of Hungarian society during the mid-19th-century Age of Reform. The Scotsman Adam Clark, for whom the square on the Buda side of the bridge is named, came to Budapest to supervise the massive project; he chose to remain in the city until his death many years later. The bridge was blown up by the retreating Nazis in World War II, but was rebuilt immediately after the war.

Address: Rosevelt ter (Pest) and Clark Adam ter (Buda)
Directions: Not far fro Metro: Vorosmarty ter (M1) in Pest, goes directly to the tunel under Castle Hill (Buda)
Website: http://www.bridgesofbudapest.com/bridge/chain_bridge

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  • Updated Jul 21, 2003
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