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Széchenyi Chain Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1840
Completion: 1849
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Chain suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Iron bridge

Location

Location: Budapest, Hungary
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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000455
  • Date created
    05/11/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016