The original Elisabeth bridge - as it looked at the end of the war. It was rebuilt on the same spot in 1964.

The original Elisabeth bridge, Budapest as it looked at the end of the war. It was rebuilt on the same spot in

Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest, 1945

Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest, After being destroyed during the war, it is now a plain white metal bridge spanning the River Danube.

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, 1920s. Frozen Danube and Elisabeth Bridge  Bridges on the frozen Danube (Duna): Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd), taken from Gellért Hill (Gellérthegy). Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and Margaret Bridge (Margit-híd) in the background. Amateur photograph.

Budapest, Frozen Danube and Elisabeth Bridge Bridges on the frozen Danube (Duna): Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd), taken from Gellért Hill (Gellérthegy). Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and Margaret Bridge (Margit-híd) in the background.

View from Heroes’ Tower - Kőszeg, Hungary

Photo of Kőszeg - View from Heroes’ Tower - Hungary

Elisabeth Bridge 1936.

Elisabeth Bridge 1936.

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