Széchenyi lánchíd

 This is the Széchenyi lánchíd, or Chain Bridge, in downtown Budapest. It was built in 1849 and was the first bridge to cross the Danube in Hungary.  It was blown up by the Germans at the end of WWII and, according to the plaque at the end of the bridge, rebuilt as part of the “5-year plan” in 1949.


2 Comments on “Széchenyi lánchíd”

  1. BK says:

    I love five-year plans! Grad school, tenure, ….

  2. when i studied abroad in Budapest, i lived really close to szechenyi, on the Buda side, near the castle. sooo jealous you got to go recently. did you check out any of the turkish baths while there? bet you didn’t get to do THAT on your mission.

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