Chain Bridge Budapest

Chain Bridge Budapest also known commonly as The Scechenyi Chain Bridge, it is located right across the River Danube between Buda and Pest, which are the eastern and western sides of the capital city of Budapest, Hungary. This suspension bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark, an English engineer and completed in the year 1849, making it the first permanent bridge across the river in Hungary.

On the Pest side, the bridge is anchored to Szechenyi Square (formerly Roosevelt Square), which is adjacent to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Gresham Palace. On the Buda side, the bridge is anchored to Adam Clark Square, which is very near the lower end of Castle Hill Funicular and Zero Kilometre Stone.

The way it was designed and constructed during the years of its beginnings, it was regarded highly as one of the modern world’s engineering wonders and although much time has passed, the Chain Bridge still serves an enormous significance in all aspects of the country’s life and culture. With its cast iron, massive size and unique design, the Chain Bridge seemed to serve as a symbol of balance and linkage between the East and West.

If you find yourself in Budapest, chances are that you will certainly come across this extraordinary bridge and quickly understand as to why it is such an iconic symbol for Hungary.

Chain Bridge Budapest in brief

Place Danube River, Budapest, Hungary
When 1840
Locally Known As Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Admission FREE

Trivia

Did you know that it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary?

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