Széchenyi chain bridge

Sightseeing: The Chain Bridge, Széchenyi lánchíd

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A symbol of advancement, national awakening, and the linkage between East and West.

Also known as the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, this is a bridge that you must check after the sunset. It is especially beautiful in the night. Somehow or rather, Hungarians are good in the lighting of these places such as the Parliament building to the Széchenyi Lánchíd.

It is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Opened in 1894, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest. It is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Roosevelt Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, near the Zero Kilometer Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle.

The bridge is named after István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction. It had an enormous significance in the country's economics and life. Its decorations made of cast iron, and its construction, radiating calm dignity and balance, raised it among the most beautiful industrial monuments in Europe.

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