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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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The poem of János Arany titled to “Bridge Consecration” was written about this bridge…

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If you are interested in the answer, 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, it is one of the two bridges of Budapest that links Margaret Island to both sides of the River Danube and nowadays shines like this at night:

Photo: tripadvisor.co.hu

 

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ds the islaThe answer: On the vintage picture, you can see the Margaret Island in 1900. The Margaret Bridge is the second permanent bridge in Budapest after Széchenyi Chain Bridge as it was built between 1872 and 1876 according to the plans of the French engineer Ernst Goüin. This bridge leads up to Margaret Island, its two parts enclosing 165 degrees with each other at the embranchment towarnd.

 

 

via: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; wikipedia.com; sulinet.hu;

photos: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; sulinet.hu; babelmatrix.org