Frozen over Danube, destroyed chain bridge. 1945.

Budapest, in WWII. It will take 4 more years to reopen the Chainbridge. This is just a small slice of the damage done when we were being "freed" by the end of WWII.and handed to the Russians.

Szöllősy Kálmán: Romos Lánchíd, Budapest, 1945 / The Chain Bridge in ruins, Budapest, 1945.

Szöllősy Kálmán: Romos Lánchíd, Budapest, 1945 / The Chain Bridge in ruins, Budapest,

Szendrő István: A felrobbantott Erzsébet híd, Budapest, 1945 / Ruins of the exploded Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest, 1945.

Szendrő István: A felrobbantott Erzsébet híd, Budapest, 1945 / Ruins of the exploded Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest,

Construction of the original Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd.) Lasted 1897-1903! The bridge was named after Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, wife of Francis Joseph I assassinated in Geneva in 1898. Its 290-meter span over the Danube, made it the longest suspension bridge in the world. Blown up by German troops at the end of WW II, it is the only Danube bridge in Budapest that was not rebuilt after the war. Instead, a new bridge was built between 1960 and 1964.

These are what the Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest looked like in the past. Elisabeth Bridge under construction, 1902 The old Elisabe.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Terézváros - A former Hungarian Railway and Shipping Club, Art Nouveau building built in 1900

Budapest anno: több, mint nosztalgia...: Buda a bombázások után, 1945

Holy Trinity Square and the Matthias Church In the Buda Castle, Budapest, 1945

1937-38. Tabán, Döbrentei tér - az Attila-forrás ivókútja, hátrébb a Juventus-forrás ivókútja, jobbra a Rudas gyógyfürdő terasza, balra az Erzsébet híd

1937-38. Tabán, Döbrentei tér - az Attila-forrás ivókútja, hátrébb a Juventus-forrás ivókútja, jobbra a Rudas gyógyfürdő terasza, balra az Erzsébet híd

Rare Glimpse at History Photographs

After You See These 41 Incredibly Rare Photos From The Past, You’ll Never Forget Them. Wow.

Liberty bridge in Budapest made temporarily usable after the siege, 1945

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