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Buda-Past: Then and Now

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

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No…it isn’t the Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the solution – then use your mouse to “highlight” the invisible text below it to find out the answer!

Anyway today it is looks like this:

 

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The answer is: The photo was taken in 1929. That was the “original” Erzsébet híd (Elisabeth Brige). In 1945 it was exploded by the retreating German troops. The bridge was reconstructed in her present-day look between 1961 and 1964.

 

 

 

photos: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; budapest.varosom.hu