Category: Cityscape Photography
Posted: March 7, 2011

Bridge in Budapest

The Liberty Bridge

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Liberty Bridge is the third and shortest bridge of Budapest. It was built for the Millennium World Exhibition in 1896, its original name being Francis Joseph Bridge. It was built to plans resulting from a design competition held in 1893. Original, it was named FÅ?vám Square Bridge after the FÅ?vám Palace, which currently hosts the Budapest Corvinus University, formerly known as Budapest University of Economics. The bridge was designed by János Feketeházy, chief engineer of the Hungarian Railroads at that time. Construction was started in June 1894. It was inaugurated by Francis Joseph I, who hammered in the last silver rivet on the Pest side on 4 October 1896, at the festivities held for the thousand-year jubilee of Hungary. The bridge was named Francis Joseph after the Emperor. Two years later, in 1898 tramway traffic was started on the bridge. During World War II, on 16 January 1945, Francis Joseph Bridge, as every other bridge in Budapest, was blown up by retreating German troops. After the end of the war, it would be the first bridge to be reconstructed. Its state was not irreparable, only its central parts had to be rebuilt. It was reopened for traffic on 20 August 1946, its new name being Liberty Bridge. It meant also the first time after the liberation of Hungary that a tram connecting Buda and Pest crossed the bridge. Camera Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/400 Av( Aperture Value ) 10.0 ISO Speed 400 Lens 70.0 - 300.0 mm Focal Length 70.0 mm
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None | Cropped - sharpened - lomo-ish slightly - framed

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