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Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Budapest Chain Bridge.

General Information

Structural Type: Chain suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1840 - 1849
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Budapest, Hungary, Europe
Crosses
  • Danube
Connects to Buda Tunnel (1857)
Coordinates: 47° 29' 56.00" N    19° 2' 37.00" E

Technical Information

Materials

superstructure wrought iron
chains wrought iron
towers stone

Chronology

1914
- 1915

Bridge is reconstructed and strengthened to be able to handle increased traffic loading.

1945

Destroyed by German troops

Notes

First permanent bridges linking the parts Buda and Pest of the city.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000455
Created: 05/11/1999
Last Updated: 14/10/2013