Budapest's Bridges 2

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

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

Elizabeth Bridge
This bridge got the name after the famous Habsburg queen, Sissi. The construciton started in 1897 and the bridge was inaugurated in 1903. After the World War this was the only one that was unwarrantable so it had to be completely rebuilt. It was submitted in 1964 and its' carriageways became wider. This means that this bridge has 2x3 road lanes to travel on.

Liberty Bridge
Liberty Bridge is the 3rd submitted bridge of Budapest which occured 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 Citadel, there is a pathway where you can walk up to the panoramic lookout, actually the most popular one in Budapest. This is also the area in which the Gellért Bath is located where you can have a rest.

Petőfi Bridge
This is one of Budapest’s Danube-bridges 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. At that time, firstly it got the name after Sándor Petőfi our famous poet. Its' length is 378 meter while its' width is 25,6 meter long.

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


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