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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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This bridge used to be named Horthy Miklós bridge, after the inter-war governor of Hungary, between its construction in 1937 and 1945. After being destroyed by the retreating German army, it was  reconstructed and renamed…

Here’s a hand: today it looks like this and the tram line 4-6 passes across it.

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The answer: The vintage picture shows present-day Petőfi Bridge, connecting Boráros tér on the Pest side of the river with Goldmann György tér on the Buda side. The bridge is 378 metres long and 25.6 metres wide. The photograph was taken in 1941 and shows the original, pre-reconstruction condition of the bridge.

via: egykor.hu
photos: fortepan.hu; cultura.hu