Chain Bridge (Budapest)

Chain Bridge (Budapest)

The Széchényi Chain Bridge, named after István Széchenyi, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube between Pest and Buda.

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Keywords

Chain-type Suspension bridge - Chain Bridge, Budapest, Széchényi, Clark, Pest, Buda, Danube, Budapest, Hungarian Reform Era, architecture, bridge, transportation, suspension bridge, stone pillar

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Questions

  • Which one was the first permanent bridge between Pest and Buda?
  • Who initiated the construction of the Chain Bridge?
  • Who financed the construction of the Chain Bridge?
  • When did construction work start?
  • When was the Chain Bridge inaugurated?
  • Who made the lion sculptures seen on the abutments of the bridge?
  • Who supervised the construction of the Chain Bridge?
  • Who designed the chain bridge?
  • When was the foundation stone of the Chain Bridge laid?
  • Altogether how much iron was the Chain Bridge built of?
  • In what style were the architectural parts of the Chain Bridge built?
  • Is it true that people crossing the Chain Bridge had to pay a toll?
  • Is it true that Széchenyi could not have seen the Chain Bridge?
  • Is it true that omnibuses were allowed on the Chain Bridge?
  • What is the full length of\nthe Chain Bridge?
  • What is the distance between the pillars of the Chain Bridge?
  • How much higher are the pillars of the chain bridge than the average water level?
  • What was the nationality of the engineer Adam Clark?
  • Where did Széchenyi and\nAdam Clark first meet?
  • Who was the King of Hungary when the Chain Bridge was inaugurated?
  • Is it true that noblemen did not have to pay a toll on\nthe Chain Bridge?
  • What was the only way to cross the Danube between Pest to Buda before the Chain Bridge was built?
  • Which structure was used to create a dry working environment for the construction of the pillars?
  • How many pillars does\nthe Chain Bridge have?
  • How many spans does\nthe Chain Bridge have?
  • What type of bridge is\nthe Chain Bridge?
  • Is it true that only Hungarian building materials were used for the construction of the Chain Bridge?
  • How long were the poles used for the construction of the dams when building the pillars and abutments?
  • How many workers took part in the construction?
  • Where were the iron components of the Chain Bridge made?
  • How long were the eyebar links of the original chain?
  • How heavy were the eyebar links of the original chain?
  • What happened to Széchenyi during a special event at the construction site?
  • According to the urban legend, which part of the lions was not carved by the sculptor?
  • What was the deck of the bridge covered with?
  • Approximately how much was the full cost of building the Chain Bridge?
  • Who was the first to cross the bridge while it was still under construction?
  • What was built on the two sides of the deck?
  • How wide was the batch of eyebar links at the pivot points?

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