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A Famous Bridge in Hungary

Photo By Scott Kent
Photo By Scott Kent

A spectacular view in Budapest is of the Chain Bridge, with the Royal Castle in the background that spans the River Danube. This iconic suspension bridge connects the former cities of Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of today’s Budapest, the largest city and capital of Hungary.

Designed by the English engineer William T. Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the River Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849 after the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. At the time of its construction, it was widely regarded as one of the world’s engineering wonders. During World War II, the bridge was damaged extensively in the Siege of Budapest. The Chain Bridge was later repaired and reopened in 1949.

See more Scott Kent images in his Worldview blog on HT.com.

 

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