Chain Bridge has appeared in my previous post on Danube River. Given it’s one of the most famous bridges in Budapest and it’s also one of the city landmarks, I think I should have a post for it.
The bridge has a full name of Széchenyi Chain Bridge, named after an Hungarian politician/writer, István Széchenyi who was the major support of the construction project. However, it’s more well known as simply the Chain Bridge. The bridge was opened for use in 1849 and became the first bridge linking up Buda and Pest. The bridge was severely damaged in the World War II and the current version was built in 1949 – a very typical phenomenon in Europe.
Similar to Danube river, the best view of the bridge is from the Castle Hill district and maybe because of this reason, the Castle Hill funicular station is located in Adam Clark Square, right next to the Buda end of the bridge.