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My first traveloque Budapest

This is a view of Budapest and river Danube from the citadele, one of famous monuments in this town.
you can see two bridges, first one is Elizabeth bridge and the second one is famous Chain bridge.
The original construction of the Elizabeth (which was the longest suspension bridge in the world when constructed in 1903) took place between 1897 to 1903, its total span is 290 metres and was carried out according to the plans by Aurél Czekelius. Many houses and squares had to be destroyed at the Pest end of the bridge, today's Kossuth Lajos Street was straightened, and the bridge-gate and the two Eclectic "Klotild-Palaces", were also built. The beatiful bridge, the world's longest chain-bridge until 1926, was blown up in 1945 by the retreating German troops. Designed by Pál Sávoly, it was rebuilt as a cable-bridge in 1963.

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