Budapest in Pictures: Chain Bridge

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Things to Do, What's New — By Gyongi Asztalos on September 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

The Chain Bridge with the four majestic lions guarding its either end, a symbol of Budapest, was the first ever permanent bridge to span the River Danube in Hungary’s capital. Two British-born Clarkes by the name of William Tierney Clarke from England, and Adam Clarke from Scotland are the engineer and architect responsible for the beautiful construction of the bridge built in the second half of the 19th Century. The question of whether or not the lions have tongues is one of the most popular urban legends of the city, having said to have caused the sculptor János Marchalkó to leap off the bridge into the river! Capture the essence and romance of Budapest by strolling along the Chain Bridge at dusk, enjoying the spectacular view which opens of the river, illuminated Buda and Pest.

Tags: "Budapest Chain Bridge", "Széchényi Chain Bridge"