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Petofi Bridge, Budapest

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Petőfi híd or Petőfi Bridge is a bridge in Budapest, connecting Pest and Buda across the Danube. It is the second southernmost public bridge in Budapest.Its two ends are Boráros tér Goldmann György tér Budapest already made a proposal in the early 1900s to build the bridge, but the competent state bodies was believed that a bridge in Óbuda is a way more important. After the start of World War I., the idea was postponed, however, the bridge was still important for the townspeople.The bridge was built between 1933–1937, according to the plans of Hubert Pál Álgyay. It is 514 m in length and 25.6 m in width and rebuilt after the Second World War.
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  • This bridge is named for a Hungarian poet and patriot. It doesn't have the character of the Chain Bridge, but does light up nicely at night.  more »
  • The brigde is in very good condition but not this famous as the others as the Elisabeth Hid (Brighe). I crossed it a couple of times by walking and running. One time to reach the Citadelle. Its very e...  more »
  • Useful structure, of course, but for the ones who were used to the beautiful bridges over the Danube, this one won't surprise much.  more »

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