Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Budapest, Hungary) Reviews
Newest Review: ... the Hungarian Independence Army were among its first users) but also the more general human progress so beloved of the 19th century reformists and revolutionaries alike. Designed by an English engineer William Tierney Clark, the iron sections of the bridge were actually manufactured in England and shipped to Hungary for their final assembly. The Lanchid connects to the tunnel under the Buda's Castle Hill, constructed in 1857 by a Scottish engineer Adam Clark (not related to William) who also supervised the actual erection of the bridge. Destroyed by the Nazis in 1945, the Lanchid was reconstructed by 1949 and nowadays it remains one ... more
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In our whistle-stop one-day tour of Budapest, we follow the Buda bank of Danube towards one of the Budapest landmarks, the Chain Bridge (Szechenyi Lanchid), founded in 1849 by the philanthropist and reformer Istvan Szechenyi. He devoted many years to the task of regulating the Danube which would turn the great river into a reliable, viable trading route. The Lanchid is the oldest of the seven road bridges of Budapest (before that, the only crossing of the Danube was by a ferry or a seasonal pontoon bridge). The building of the bridge had not only a practical but also a symbolic significance, foretelling the future unification of Buda and Pest into one city, ... Read the complete review
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