Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)

Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)

Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
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  • Fővám tér • 3 min walk
  • Kálvin tér • 4 min walk
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,264 contributions
Nov 2022
Great old Iron bridge; built near the end of the 1800s, Great views from the bridge and the structure itself is fabulous. Pedestrian walkways on both sides of the bridge. Beautifully lit at night, accents the light green color of the bridge.
Written January 5, 2023
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD11,926 contributions
Nov 2022
The Liberty Bridge is one of eight iconic bridges that span the Danube River connecting the Buda side of the city to the Pest side. The bridge stands out because of its unique style which gives it an almost Gothic look which definitely makes it stand out from the rest of the bridges that span the Danube. Construction on the bridge began in 1894 and was completed in 1896 to the plans of János Feketeházy.. The bridge is 1086 feet long and 65 feet wide. On the Buda side, you will find the Gellert Spa and the Hotel Gellert.. On the Pest side is Fővam tér where the Great Market Hall and Budapest University of Economy can be found. The large bronze statues on top of the four masts of the bridge are iconic and are of the Turul which is a prominent falcon-like bird in ancient Hungarian Mythology. It is a heavily traveled bridge.
Written November 14, 2022
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Oct 2019
Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) crosses the Danube River, connecting Gellért tér and Fővám tér, and is Budapest's shorted bridge (333m). It was built in 1896 as part of the Millennium World Exhibition. The art-nouveau bridge (by architect János Feketeházy) has lacy steel girders, Parisian-style lampposts, the Hungarian coat of arms on its side, and four bronze Turuls (a falcon-like bird, prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology) on the top masts. Liberty Bridge differs from other Budapest bridges in that it is a cantilever truss bridge with a suspended middle span. Emperor Franz Joseph drove the last silver rivet into the Pest abutment, signaling the opening of the bridge on October 4, 1896. The bridge was originally named after him. The retreating German army blew up the bridge in January 1945; it was the first bridge to be rebuilt after the war. Liberty bridge was renamed when it reopened in 1946 on St. Stephen's Day (a national holiday). The northeastern bridge house contains a small museum about all the bridges of Budapest. The bridge is beautifully lit at night, and is accessible at all times with no entry fee.
Written March 14, 2020
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IAN W
St Helens, UK3,975 contributions
Jun 2022
It's an iron bridge over the River Danube,painted green,seperate walkways protect pedestrians from the traffic as they cross the river.
Built in the late 19th century was originally named Franz Joseph Bridge and runs from the Great Market Square on the Buda side to the base of Gellert Hill on the Pest side.
You can get some great photos of the towns from here.
Written July 18, 2022
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Judi M
Trafalgar, Australia376 contributions
Jul 2019
Stayed very close to this magnificent steel bridge. Walked down to it on our first night then went back there the next day and it was open for pedestrians only with performers and dancers putting on entertainment for free. Wonderful weekend use of a vehicular bridge.
Written January 17, 2020
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John B
Norristown, PA245 contributions
Mar 2020
This bridge was not interesting at all and, in fact, the worst bridge in Budapest. I don't mean in terms of structure, I mean in terms of sight seeing. I enjoyed walking across most bridges in the city and getting a view of the Danube and the city. This one was far away from the interesting sights and does not catch your eye.
Written April 7, 2020
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J T
21 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Well, it is a bridge, it is green, tourists like to climb on it and it connects Buda to Pest. Although I like to read up on things it seems thay Budapest is happy for its tourism industry to rely on drunk stag and hen parties. The artistic, historic and architectural beauty is ruined by limosines full of bellends
Written May 29, 2022
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dammom
New Orleans, LA44 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This bridge is beautiful at night. A very nice walk in both directions. You can even find a mini statue! It makes a beautiful photo from any direction. If you’re in Budapest, I’d say a walk across the bridge is a must do. There’s also a tram, so you can walk one way and take the tram back.
Written December 18, 2021
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,845 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Budapest is in the true sense of the capital, which has something to show. The Liberty Bridge ( in Hungarian Szabadság híd ) is one of the main attractions in Budapest. This green coloured all metal bridge displays a great piece of architectural genius. Where is Budim kissing the Pest is located this wonderful bridge. The Freedom Bridge was made by Emperor Franz Josef on the occasion of 1000 years of the existence of the Hungarian state in 1896. The design of the bridge is beautiful and elegant. This bridge is attractive during day and night. Beautiful to walk across the bridge and observe the boats how nice navigating across the Danube river.
Written May 20, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania10,941 contributions
Nov 2019
The Liberty bridge - formerly named after the emperor Franz Josef and he was also present when the bridge was commissioned in lat 1890.
The bridge - after the Chain bridge - is one of the most interesting of the bridges of Budapest due to its bolted/riveted steel structure.
This one - like any other bridge in this city - was destroyed by the retreating german army in WWII in early 1945. But is has been rebuilt after the war in 1946 and since that it has been refurbished several times.
Overall another interesting landmark of Budapest, definitely worth a few pics.
Written July 25, 2020
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