Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

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The First Permanent Connection Between Buda and Pest.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. It is one of the symbolic buildings of Budapest, the most widely known bridge of the Hungarian capital.

The bridge is 375 metres (1,230 ft) and 14.8 metres (49 ft) wide, with a centre span of 202 metres. The centre span rests on two towers, connected to the banks of the river by enormous chains.

The bridge is made of iron and stone, and decorated with bas-reliefs representing the Hungarian and the Széchenyi coats of arms. The entrance to the bridge is watched over by gigantic statues of lions designed by sculptor János Marschalkó.

The view on the Chain Bridge from the banks of the river is particularly spectacular at night, when the bridge is illuminated.

For more information see the website below.
Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Photographer: Nikolett Emmert

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The bridge has no tour. And can be visited free of charge 24 hours a day.


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The bridge can be visited free of charge 24 hours a day. The view on the Chain Bridge from the banks of the river is particularly spectacular at night, when the bridge is illuminated.


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