Petofi Bridge, Budapest

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Petőfi híd or Petőfi Bridge (named after Sándor Petőfi, old name is Horthy Miklós Bridge, named after governor Miklós Horthy) is a bridge in Budapest, connecting Pest and Buda across the Danube. It is the second southernmost public bridge in Budapest.


Its two ends are


Boráros tér (southern end of Grand Boulevard and terminus of the Csepel HÉV)

Goldmann György tér (next to the campuses of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics)Budapest already made a proposal in the early 1900s to build the bridge, but the competent state bodies was believed that a bridge in Óbuda is a way more important. After the start of World War I., the idea was postponed, however, the bridge was still important for the townspeople.
The bridge was built between 1933–1937, according to the plans of Hubert Pál Álgyay. It is 514 m in length (along with the sections leading up) and 25.6 m in width and rebuilt after the Second World War.
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  • walked over this bridge on our first night in budapest. traffic goes pretty fast on it and you have to walk single file as the cyclists go pretty fast too. took a few nice pics and walked to....  more »
  • Built between the wars this bridge serves its purpose well transporting people to the ‘other’ side. Not surprisingly it was blown up by the retreating German army a testimony to its functionality and....  more »
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  • Walking on Petofi bridge, you have the chance to enjoy nice views of Budapest, as well as the traffic on Danube!
  • It's just a bridge. Don't miss the traffic jams while visiting ;)

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