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The Chain Bridge in Budapest, or as it is called in Hungarian the Szιchenyi Lαnchνd, was the first permanent bridge in Budapest that spans the Danube between Buda and Pest when it was first opened in 1849. Previous to that there were only ferries crossing the river Danube connecting the two parts of Budapest to make it one city. On Buda side it is anchored on Adam Clark Square where the Zero kilometer stone is located (from which the distance of all Hungarian highways is measured). On the other side of the Danube in Pest, it is anchored on Szιchenyi Square where the absolutely stunning Gresham Palace hotel is located. You also find there the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. On its opening in 1849 it was one of the longest bridges in Europe and was named next to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York as one of the most stunning bridges around the world. It became a symbol of advancement for Hungary and as a linking of east and West. With its span of 202 meters it is exactly as long as the tunnel it points to on Buda side and legends say that during bad weather you can push the bridge into the tunnel. On both sides there are 2 lions decorating the abutments which were carved by sculptor Marschalko Jαnos. However the lions do not have a longue and a legend say that Marschalko killed himself by jumping of the bridge after everybody made a fool of him. The Chain Bridge in Budapest is considered one of Budapest’s most popular sights due to the fact that at night it is lightened up with hundreds of lights which is a very popular photo for tourists.
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