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Buda-Past: Bridges Of Budapest

Do you know which bridge of Budapest can be seen on this vintage picture and approximately when it was taken?

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As you can see this bridge doesn’t cross the river… here is a hand: the arch named after the nephew of Franz Joseph I of Austria. By the way, nowadays it looks like this:

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Answer: The vintage photo was taken in 1890, about the “Ferdinand-Brücke” as it was the Ferdinand Bridge that times. In 1945, it became Lehel bridge and from 1950, during the communism it was Élmunkás (Top Worker) Bridge. The level crossing arch above the railway lines from the Nyugati Railway Station is Ferdinánd Bridge again since 1990.

via: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; egykor.hu

photos: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; mapio.net