All about the Chain Bridge JessI Burns & Ashley O'Brien

Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Budapest)

The chain Bridge is located in Budapest. The Bridge expans through the Danube River.

This Bridge goes through the Danube River

The construction began 1840, the construction ended 1849, therefore it took 9 yrs to build it. It opened November 20th, 1849.

The Bridge has the name of István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction. The Bridge was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark in 1839. The construction was supervised locally by Scottish Engineer Adam Clark. It was funded to a considerable extent by the Greek merchant Georgios Sinas.

The Bridge is a Suspension Bridge, its made from wrought iron and stone.

It's 375 mètres long, (1,230 ft). It's 14.8(49ft) in width, the longest span is 202 mètres (663 ft). It carries two road lanes. The bridges cast iron structure was updated and strengthened in 1914.

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