Bridges

Buda and Pest are connected by eight impressive bridges, two of which are for railway traffic.

During the war all were blown up by the retreating Germans. No doubt you will cross them many times during your stay in the city, therefore, let’s say a few words about each one:

From north to south:

North Rail Bridge

Arpad Bridge (Arpad-hid)?rp??d Bridge (?rp??d-h?d)
A spur of this bridge gives access by road to Margaret Island. It is the longest bridge in Budapest.

Margaret Bridge (Margit-hid)Margaret Bridge (Margit-h?d)
Built between 1872 and 1876 to French designs. Crosses the southern trip of Margaret Island.

Chain Bridge (Lanchid)Chain Bridge (L??nch?d)
The first permanent stone bridge between Buda and Pest. Designed by the Englishman William Clark and built by the Scotsman Adam Clark. Completed in 1849 it is perhaps the city’s most famous bridge.
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 (Erzsebet-hid)Elizabeth Bridge (Erzs?bet-h?d)
The second suspension bridge on this site, the first was destroyed during the war. A modern construction completed in 1964. It was named after Queen Elizabeth.
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Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag-hid)Liberty Bridge (Szabads??g-h?d)
Once named after Emperor Franz Joseph, this bridge was the first to be rebuilt after the war.
The original was constructed in 1899.

Petofi Bridge (Petofi-hid)Pet??fi Bridge (Pet??fi-h?d)
Named after the 19th C. Hungarian poet S??ndor Pet??fi. Built between 1933-37 It links the Pest and Buda sides of the Great Boulevard.

Lagymanyosi Bridge (Lagymanyosi-hid)L??gym??nyosi Bridge (L??gym??nyosi-h?d)
The newest bridge of Budapest.
Completed in 1995.

South Rail Bridge

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