Budapest's Bridges 2

Budapest’s bridges features the city’s view more than the spectacular buildings around. 

Budapest has 12 road bridges and 2 train bridges which connect the two sides of Buda and Pest or goes into an Island which located between the two sides.

Elizabeth bridge
This bridge got the name after the famous Habsburg queen, Sissi. Construciton started in 1897 and they inaugurated in 1903. After the World War this was the only bridge that was unwarrantable so it had to be completely rebuild. It was submitted in 1964 and its carriageways become wider.This means that this bridge has 2x3 road lanes to travel.

Liberty bridge
Liberty bridge is the 3rd submitted bridge in Budapest in 1896. This bridge connects the St. Gellért Square and the Fővám Square where the Great Market Hall is located. Tram nr. 47-49 cross the bridge to take travellers to suburbs. This bridge was renovated in 2007-2008. On Buda side where the bridge ends at the bottom of the Cital, there is a pathway where you can walk up to the panoramic lookout, actually the most popular in Budapest, or you can take a rest in the Gellért Bath.

Petőfi bridge
 This is one of Budapest’s Danube-bridge which was built between 1933-37 and submitted on 12th of September in 1937. After the World War II in 1945 it was bombed down so it had to be rebuilt. Its construction started in 1950 and finished in 1952. This the time when it got the name after Sándor Petőfi our famous poet. Its lenght is 378 meter while its width is 25,6 meter long.

Rákóczi bridge
 Rákóczy bridge was originally named as Lágymányosi bridge between 1995-2011. This is Budapest’s second newest Danube-bridge. On Pest side near the bridge, one of National Theatre’s building and the Palace of Arts are located.


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