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The oldest bridge of the city

The oldest bridge of Budapest is the Chain Bridge, it was inaugurated in 1849. Since there was no Hungarian architect who could have designed it, a British and a Scottich engineer – William Tierney Clark and Adam Clark, respectively – came to design it (the two Clarks were not related). The Chain Bridge has a twin bridge in the UK, the Marlow Bridge.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

1051 Budapest, Széchenyi Lánchíd

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